The UWI Mona Global Health Programmes

Global Health embraces the concepts of health equity, justice and human rights for all. In short, it refers to structural and functional frameworks that promote health and wellness for all people utilizing culturally appropriate delivery. Global Health as an emerging discrete area of medicine has three (3) domains namely education, research and practice. The University of the West Indies (UWI) Global Health Strategy will incorporate elements of these domains and, within the framework of the United Nations 2030 Developmental Agenda and the UWI Triple A strategy of Access, Alignment and Agility, prepare graduates to function in local and international health systems providing leadership and quality health care.

The Overall Goals of the Strategy

  1. Maximize the existing capacity for training of Health Professionals and expand its training footprints across Jamaica.
  2. Develop new global health training products within the UN 2030 framework that increase access and participation by students which will enable them to develop skills and competency to provide leadership and quality health care.
  3. A platform to foster globally competitive, innovative and relevant research through local and international collaborations to address global health issues.
  4. Contribute to financial sustainability of the UWI Mona campus

The Health Professions training will be focused on the following disciplines initially: