Who We Are:

Global Health Connections believes that health care is a human right, and strives to raise global health awareness through community-based learning and mentorship. Global Health Connections was founded by Blair Gifford, Ph.D., Professor of International Health Management in the Business School and School of Public Health at the University of Colorado.




CAMEJO Maternity Center
Leogane, Haiti
The Maternity Center will save many lives in the Leogane area. In the course of planning for the opening, CAMEJO Hospital has recently employed numerous birth-related health professionals: a surgeon, a neonatologist, obstetricians, a pediatrician, a gynecologist, nurse midwives, etc. Additionally, Project CURE of Denver has supplied the Maternity Center with hospital beds and other supplies. And, health educational units in Colorado are getting active in training help at CAMEJO and in partnership with the Leogane Nursing School.
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Global Water Challenge
Denver, Colorado
The Global Water Challenge was started in 2003 and is one of Global Health Connections’ original projects. The Global Water Challenge gives Denver-based middle school students the opportunity to research and study water issues locally and globally. Students work in small groups to research their selected water issues, collaborate, and problem‐solve. Students use teacher‐led class time to explore their topics in greater depth, to prepare and perfect water-themed skits in preparation for competition day.
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Children's Nutrition Program
Leogane, Haiti
Board Member, Kevin Forey, has partnered with Children's Nutrition Program of Haiti to assist in the statistical analysis and evaluation of their out-patient community management of acute malnutrition. Since 2010, Children's Nutrition Program has treated more than 2,000 malnourished children in Leogane, Haiti. The findings of this study will help guide current and future therapy, highlighting program strengths, resource utilization, and opportunities to improve the quality of care delivered to this vulnerable population. This analysis will be presented at the Global Health Symposium at the University of Colorado on October 11, 2016.
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Community Events:

Posner Center for International Development
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 6:00 - 10:00pm
Please join us for our annual Haiti dance benefit - La BOOM! The event will include performances from Bella Diva Dance and food provided by Taste of Haiti & Soul Foods. All proceeds will go toward the development of a new clinic in the area destroyed by Hurricane Mathew.
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The Ginn Mill, Larimer St. Denver
Monday, July 25, 2016
The Ginn Mill is downtown on Larimer Street, Denver’s oldest and most historic block, and is a low-key, friendly drinking spot. All proceeds from the day will be donated to Global Health Connections! Help support our programs, including the Global Water Challenge! We look forward to seeing you there!
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Colorado Academy
Saturday, September 10, 2016
The family and pet friendly 5k will be open to the public and will start at 10am. Participants will be encouraged to bring their family and pets, and have a fun filled Saturday with GHC. The Global Health Connections 5k event will support our birthing clinic in Leogone, Haiti, the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake.
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News Releases

American Water Works Association

Buy Haitian Paintings:

Music of the Soul
Size: 20 x 23 ½” - $125

Dance and music are deeply routed in Haitian life. Art is deeply routed in the Haitian culture. This image depicts a woman from the Port-au-Prince university, imagining the music that gives her voice, strength, and power.

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The Song of Love
Size: 39 ¾” x 30” - $150

This painting depicts a woman performing in one of Petionville’s upscale clubs. Many lavish clubs offer breathtaking live music that may range from soul and jazz to R&B and hip-hop. Many Haitians enjoy going to the disco or a nightclub/bar Thursdays-Sundays to enjoy local music and dance with friends and loved ones.

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Mark your calendars! Join us Saturday, May 20th for a dinner and dance party to benefit Global Health Connections! ...

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