The UNC Resident Global Health site in Sakai is now open to any resident that requests access from the OIA Program Manager, Shay Slifko ( This site contains 19 global health modules, which include video lectures by UNC faculty, additional articles/readings, and quizzes. The site is based on a course originally developed for medical students, but we are in the process of adding more modules and updating materials and readings to better suit residents. As a resident who is interested in global health, we welcome your feedback. Please request access, peruse the Sakai site, and let us know how we can improve it for you!

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Current Modules:

Care for the Sick Child

Cervical Cancer in Low Resource Settings

Childhood Diarrhea

Cross-Cultural Issues, Professionalism and Ethics for Global Health Electives

Family Planning – A Global Perspective

Farm Workers: Global Health at Home

Global Health Research Ethics

Global Health Pre-Travel Module

Trauma & Surgery in Low Income Countries

HIV: A Global Update (Part 1)

HIV: Diagnosis & Treatment update (Part 2)

Malaria: A Global Update

Malaria in the Returned Traveler

Maternal Health: A Global Perspective

Mental Health in a Global Setting

Neonatal Health: Status and Strategies

Pediatric Malnutrition & Management of Malnutrition in Emergencies

Travel Health and Safety Module

Water and Global Health (WaSH)

Additional Global Health Resources

  • Community for Children: At the Border and Beyond is a four-week, field-based rotation located in the distinctly international setting of the Texas/Mexico border in South Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley. Key components of the curriculum include: the rights of the child; social determinants of health; cultural humility (including tailored Spanish lessons); ethical issues in global health; the impact of poverty, immigration and violence; preparing for advocacy; fostering a culture of compassion and professional development. These topics are addressed through didactics, community outreach, advocacy training and projects, and individual development counseling. Participants leave the familiar clinic setting to explore the sources of health, disease and healing in the community and to examine models of health delivery on the Texas/Mexico border. They work with public health officials, pediatricians, policymakers, psychologists, social activists, lay community health leaders (promotoras), and families. See program information here.