A series of pictures showing cultural events and global health professionals working abroad.

Global Health Week 2022

View photos and recorded performances from the 2022 International Bazaar!

A performer in a Dragon suit performs a traditional Chinese dance at the International Bazaar.

Global Health Events

Tuesday, April 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

View Virtual Panel (MUSC Login Required)
*Non-MUSC access, please email global-health@musc.edu

Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Care and Prevention Programs - the Good, the Bad, and the Critical  (1 DEI credit)

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended every corner of the world over the last two years, highlighting just how interconnected and dependent we all are in terms of collective global health. It also magnified the challenges of health disparities and inequities. Improving our response to the pandemic as we move forward requires that we critically reflect on the many lessons learned about pandemic prevention and control. We need to take stock of both successes and failures to be better prepared for future global health threats. Join experts from around the world as they discuss the global COVID-19 pandemic response and how we can use the lessons learned to promote the health of all.

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Joel Buenaventura, M.D., MPH
Chief, International Relations and Diplomacy Division,
Department of Health, Philippines
CFHI Medical Director, Philippines

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Eugene S. Hong, M.D.
Chief Physician Executive
MUSC Physicians & MUSC Health


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Krutika Kuppalli, M.D., FIDSA
Medical Officer for COVID-19 Health Operations
Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention,
World Health Organization


Thursday, April 14
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. EST

Global Health Equity Roundtable Discussion (1 DEI credit)

Join global experts from Bolivia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, The Philippines, and Uganda for a roundtable discussion on Global Health Equity. Child Family Health International (CFHI) medical directors will share their perspectives on how health is shaped in different contexts, challenges, barriers, and strategies. CFHI is unique because its Global Health Education Programs are embedded in long-standing community engagement, asset-based development, professional development, and commitment to highlighting local healthcare workers, health systems, and complex determinants of health.

CFHI Roundtable flyer with list of attendees.

Moderator: Dr. Juliana Araya


Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo, Medical Director - Kabale, Uganda
Dr. Joel Buenaventura, Medical Director - The Philippines
Dr. Cecilia Uribe, Medical Director - La Paz, Bolivia
Hema Pandey, Country Director - India
Dr. Charles Nwobu, Medical and Program Director - Ghana
Dr. Susana Alvear, Medical Director - Quito, Ecuador
Gonzalo Claure, Spanish - English translator

Thursday, April 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

View Virtual Panel (MUSC Login Required)
*Non-MUSC access, please email global-health@musc.edu

The Human Impact of War and Conflict – Voices from Ukraine, Ethiopia, and Syria (1 DEI credit)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sparked a massive humanitarian crisis - triggering Europe’s worst refugee crisis in decades, displacing millions of people, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people trapped without access to food, water, electricity, and health services. While the world’s spotlight is on Ukraine, people elsewhere are suffering equally devastating impacts of war in Yemen, Syria, the Tigray region of Ethiopia, and Afghanistan.

This discussion will explore the human impact of war and conflict and the major public health concerns at play including health care for refugees, mental health trauma, collapse of health services, and targeted attacks on hospitals.

Panelists will share perspectives on the current crises in their home countries, how the global community can best help, and discuss the reality that the rapid and unified global response to the Ukraine crisis has been in stark contrast to other humanitarian crises. They will explore why that is and how can we learn from the global response to Ukraine as a model for the future.

Headshot of Mulugeta.Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Ph.D.
Vice-Chair for Academic Programs
Department of Public Health Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Headshot of Samer.Samer Jabbour, M.D., MPH
Professor of Public Health Practice
Faculty of Health Sciences
American University of Beirut
Founding Chair of the Global Alliance on War, Conflict, and Health

Headshot of Oleg.Oleg Palygin, MSc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
SmartState® Center Endowed Chair in Renal Disease Biomarkers
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Medical University of South Carolina

Annual International Bazaar

Thursday, April 14 - Friday, April 15
MUSC Greenway

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cultural Performances 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

"Taste the Nations"

International Food - Merchandise - Dance - Drums - Martial Arts

Celebrating the beauty of global diversity. Featuring food and cultural performances, the Annual International Bazaar brings the world to MUSC. View photos and performance recording.

MUSC International Bazaar flyer - April 14 and April 15, MUSC Greenway, Contact Global Health muellermr@musc.edu