Written by Tendai Machingaidze, Associate Site Director for University of Zimbabwe
The field of global health has indeed come a long way. During Family Medicine Grand Rounds on October 29, 2018, Dr. Pierce Gardner took us on a journey from the indistinct beginnings of global health to where it is today. In his presentation on “Academia and Global Health: Benefits and Ethics,” Dr. Gardner highlighted how the driving force for global health work has changed across the decades. Be it out of humanitarian concerns, self-interest, economics, or scientific advancement, men and women across history have sought to cross the geographical and cultural divides that separate us, in order to bring healing to those most in need of it.