Global Health Organizations
The Office of Global Women’s’ Health is no longer an active program at ACOG. These resources are current as of October 2020.
Community Health Initiative
Community Health Initiative (CHI) is dedicated to working in solidarity to create healthy, empowered, and self-directed communities in Haiti. CHI partners with rural Haitian communities in the Arcahaie commune to actualize communities' self-identified development goals. In order to provide continuous primary care, CHI returns to the same communities five times a year to follow up with patients and refill medications. Clinics are led by both North American and Haitian professionals. Community health workers attend to patients during the months between visits and are able to refer patients to clinics. Projects include latrine construction, safe drinking water, a recycling center, and community health workers' health education and promotion programs.
Health Volunteers Overseas
Health Volunteers Overseas seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. Volunteers are highly qualified professionals who build local capacity by empowering local health professionals with knowledge and skills to address the needs of their communities.
NGOabroad provides affordable, customized volunteer abroad programs and helps people enter or advance in working abroad in humanitarian work.
Operation Giving Back
Operation Giving Back, the volunteerism initiative of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), serves as a comprehensive resource center, providing information to investigate and participate in surgical volunteer opportunities. OGB provides the necessary tools to facilitate humanitarian outreach among ACS members of all specialties, at all stages of their profession, and with an emphasis on domestic and/or international service.
Zita's Healthy Beginnings
Maternal mortality in Nigeria is among the highest in the world, largely due to unavailability and inadequacy of health care services. The vision of Zita's Healthy Beginnings is to establish and maintain a self-sustaining, full-service maternity hospital and health care center in the autonomous community of Umuawuchi, Imo State, Nigeria. Zita's Healthy Beginnings seeks to reduce maternal and infant mortality by providing all mothers with access to fertility education, prenatal care, and safe delivery.
Other Global Opportunities
Listed here are some organizations that Fellows have worked with to provide global health service.
- Center for Development in Central America
- Health Talents
- Hearts in Motion
- International Midwife Assistance, Teso Safe Motherhood Project
- Medical Ministry International
- Saving Mothers
- Stanford Global Health
- University of Washington
Mention here does not imply endorsement or approval by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.