Promoting Health Equity Worldwide

Our Role and Responsibility

Global health is less about geography than it is about equity. All over the world and right here at home, there are tremendous disparities in access to care and in the conditions that make good health possible.

These disparities represent a complex interplay of factors, many of which exist beyond the confines of a clinic. They must be approached from many angles: cultural, economic, environmental, infrastructural, political, social, and technological. Rutgers brings tremendous depth and breadth to these areas, but the university’s role in this work goes beyond capability. In this remarkably diverse institution that is equally committed to education, research, and service, global health is a responsibility.

Rutgers Global Health Institute fosters collaboration across the university and with partners beyond Rutgers to improve the health of vulnerable populations. Locally and around the world, we promote health equity by working with communities to create and implement comprehensive, long-term solutions to pressing global health challenges.

“The goal of Rutgers Global Health Institute is to drive Rutgers’ continued evolution as one of the leading global health centers in the country, linking together and building upon significant resources we are committing to improving the public health as part of our strategic plan.”

 Chancellor Brian L. Strom
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences


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Confronting the Brutal Inequality in Cancer Care

Confronting the Brutal Inequality in Cancer Care

Among the many impacts of a new partnership between Rutgers and Botswana will be improved cancer care and prevention. Because a key challenge in Botswana is workforce capacity in the health sector, an early action item will be to train more clinicians to provide the specialized medical services that are needed in oncology and related fields.

Is Pre-K Doing All It Can to Improve Child Health?

Is Pre-K Doing All It Can to Improve Child Health?

Preschool is an opportunity to foster a culture of health in which childhood poverty doesn’t lead to poor adult health, according to a policy paper by Rutgers’ National Institute for Early Education Research. High-quality preschool can contribute to children’s physical and mental health throughout their lives.