The following is a sorted list of selected international health-related websites. Wherever possible, a description of the website (taken from
the website itself) has been provided.
Contents of This Page
[University of Alberta Resources | Canadian Organizations |
[General International Health Sites | Student Group and University-Affiliated Sites]
[Resources for Expatriates]
University of Alberta Resources
Canada World Youth
Canada World Youth is a national, non-governmental organization that helps young people develop important job and life skills
while living and working in communities in Canada and around the world.
Canadian Society for International Health
The Canadian Society for International Health, a national voluntary organization, facilitates and supports health and development
activities around the world through the mobilization of Canadian and other resources.
Canadian Coalition For Global Health Research
Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)
GHEC is a consortium of faculty and health care educators dedicated to international health education in U.S. and Canadian medical schools
and residency programs. Formed in 1991, its mission is to foster international health medical education in four program areas - curriculum,
clinical training, career development, and international education policy.
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
Clinicians and scientists interested in the study, prevention and control of tropical diseases
Global Medicine Network
The Global Medicine Network was created to establish personal and professional contacts among health providers and organizations worldwide
to promote cooperative relationships in areas such as humanitarian service, medicine and supply donation, research, health education and visitor exchange.
A primary goal of [our website is to provide the mechanism by which members can personally contribute to the improvement of health conditions in underserved
areas of the world.
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Medecins Sans Frontières offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made
disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion,
creed or political affiliation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Tropical Disease Research (WHO publication)
The United Nations and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Publications, videotapes, FAQs, statistics, edutainment on world, youth and maternal-related topics.
General International Health Sites
Public Health Image Library
Much of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PHILTM offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome
public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching,
presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented
as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.
American Red Cross
This site also contains general-interest articles relating to international health developments.
Student/Youth Groups and University-Related Sites
American Medical Students' Association (AMSA) International Health Action Group (IHAG) and International Health Resources
Our mission is to help facilitate students' cross-cultural experiences and to encourage/assist local chapter efforts
to participate in international health endeavors. We promote substantive, responsible and culturally sensitive international
training and community health service for physicians-in-training. More of the IHAG's global health links may be found
Association of Schools of Public Health (American)
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) is the only national organization representing the deans, faculty and students of the accredited member schools of public
health and other programs seeking accreditation as schools of public health.
Medical Students' International Network (MedSIN)
MedSIN is an independent, student organisation that raises awareness and action for humanitarian and global health issues locally and internationally.
University of Michigan Work Abroad Resources (part of the University of Michigan International website)
Very good resource for work/study abroad links and information.
University of Massachusetts International Medical Education
Excellent international health website, including a handbook, resources and elective information.
The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations, IFMSA, is an independent, non-political federation of 68 national associations
of medical students, as of the General Assembly in 1998. It was founded in 1951 as a result of the post-war wave of friendship spirit among
international students. IFMSA affiliated to the United Nations system, and has since 1969 been recognised by the World Health Organization as
the official international forum for international medical students.
Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)
The members section of the CFMS website contains useful contacts for students interested in international electives.
Expatriate websites are built to provide a wide variety of resources for expatriates (eg. Canadians working abroad). Many of the sites
contain honest, non-brochure descriptions of various countries -- descriptions written by expatriates who are currently working in those
countries or who have worked in those countries in the past. These websites can be a good resource for students and clinicians considering