Center for Global Health Equity

GlobalHealthEquityCenterGet involved in global health!  The Center for Global Health Equity coordinates study abroad programs, hosts visiting international scholars, organizes conferences and programs, offers courses in global health, fosters overseas research, and more -- all with the goal of improving the health and well-being of communities around the world.

The mission of the Center is to facilitate service, research, scholarship, education, and public policy to promote culturally informed, appropriate, competent, and ethical health and well-being in a global context. Through various services, the Center fosters respect for human diversity, integrity, creativity, caring, ethical treatment, scholarship, social justice, and policy.

Center Associates

Director: Anne Dressel -
Senior Scientist: Loren Galvao -

Faculty and Staff Associates:
Ellen Amster, History
Karla Bartholomew, Public Health
Paul Brodwin, Anthropology
Aaron Buseh, Nursing
Patti Cobb, Letters & Science
Aparna Datey, Center for International Education
Jacques du Plessis, School of Information Studies
Connie Jo, Letters & Science
Penninah Kako, Nursing
Jennifer Kibicho, Medical College of Wisconsin
Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Nursing
Vishnu Nanduri, Idustrial Engineering
Wilkestar Otieno, Industrial Engineering
Nuananong Seal, Nursing
Estrella Sotomayor, Spanish and Portuguese
Pat Stevens, Nursing
Lance Weinhardt, Public Health
Anika Wilson, Africology

Administrative Support Staff:
Cathy Trimborn, Nursing


SAGE4Health is a project that was originally known as Tiphunzitsane or "working together" in the Chichewa language, one of the local languages in Malawi. It was recently renamed to reflect key goals: Savings, Agriculture, Governance and Empowerment.

This project is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Center for Global Health Equity, the University of Wisconsin Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, CARE USA and CARE Malawi. It studies the relationship between HIV vulnerability and changes in economic environment and food security in rural Malawi, a country in sub-Saharan Africa with a high prevalence of HIV infection, poverty, and child malnutrition.

International Focus, Wisconsin's only regular television program devoted to global issues and U.S. foreign policy featured the project recently in a segment called the Economics of HIV/AIDS in Malawi.


Summer 2013