Global learning for global health professionals

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Medical, pharmacy and veterinary students learn about global issues at a joint workshop Medical, pharmacy and veterinary students learn about global issues at a joint workshop

We live in a globalised world. This is true for all of us, from the suburbs of London to the slums of Nairobi, whatever our profession, and whether or not we travel overseas or stay in one location. Educational institutions have a particular responsibility for training the next generation of professionals who are prepared for the challenges and opportunities that this globalised world brings. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) recognised that responsibility a few years ago by awarding funding to a project that I’ve spent the last three years supporting – ‘Students as Global Citizens’.

A research partnership was formed between the Development Education Research Centre (Institute of Education, University of London), the Institute for Global Health (University College London), the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), the School of Pharmacy (University College London), and the London…

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