Yale Global Health

What is Global Health

“The mission of the Yale Office of Global Health is to confront the disparities in global health through research, education and health services in partnership with institutions serving resource-limited communities around the world.”

Yale & KSMU

The exchange program between Yale and Kazan, which began in 1996, focused mainly on training faculty members from Kazan in particular specialty fields.

Once selected, these individuals spent 3-12 months in an organized training experience at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury Hospital, Yale-affiliates in Waterbury, and at Yale-New Haven Hospital. During the past 14 years, over 30 young faculty members have completed this program. Many of these program graduates are now in leadership roles at Kazan Medical University and are involved in modernizing the educational curriculum.

This program has helped Kazan University to implement many essential components of modern medical education such as evidence-based medicine, problem-based learning, and the team approach.

Annual Training

Annual training of physicians and other care givers by Yale faculty onsite in Kazan in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection has contributed significantly to the approach and management of patients with HIV. Many other specialized courses for Kazan doctors have also been held, including Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, Cardiology, General Medicine, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, and Biostatistics.



Yale collaborates with other institutions focused on education, research and health services.  These partnerships provide opportunities for:

  • Collaboration to identify and address partners’ community needs.
  • Supervised clinical rotations for medical students and residents.
  • Structured clinical rotations for faculty and career physicians.
  • Training of faculty from our partner institutions in the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of their communities.
  • Structured clinical and research training.
  • Conducting clinically relevant and ethically sound research.                    
  • Develop interdisciplinary clinical, training and research projects.
  • Create a joint curriculum in global health for students and clinical trainees.

Supporting didactic courses in global for students and residents, including such topics as common diseases found in resource-poor areas of the world; population and environment; economics and poverty; and gender and culture.