Background

Global Health project was initially set up to correct two problems in Finland:

  1. Almost-complete lack of pre-graduate teaching of international/global health subjects in health-related fields.
  2. Lack of entry-points into international positions and projects for Finnish doctors and medical students.

Soon it became evident that these problems are even more challenging for many developing countries than for Finland. The international partners of the project were therefore chosen from among institutions that could host Finnish students, and would simultaneously benefit from being able to send their own delegates to participate in the course.

This concept of bringing together participants from different countries to discuss issues of international health has received praise, especially from the participants themselves. To date the Global Health Project has opened many doors for students and young health professionals to their future careers.