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Opportunities for Giving Back!
If you are interested in making a donation to OGH initiatives or volunteering, please contact:
Office of Global Health
376 West 10th Avenue, Suite 165
Columbus, OH 43210
Q: Does the Office of Global Health need
A: Absolutely! There are enormous costs associated
with not only international travel, but also for
resources needed to provide health care to
those in developing countries. Direct patient care
initiatives have numerous collateral benefits for
our students, who receive hands-on experience
while providing actual care for those who may not
otherwise receive what they need.
Q: Where does your support currently
A: Although the OGH receives funding from the
university and the college, the more of those funds
we are able to dedicate toward extending medical
students’ education through participation in global
health activities – both field experience and
attendance/presentation at pertinent conferences/
meetings – the better. That’s why we are so
appreciative of grants, awards and gifts to provide
the most meaningful experience for our medical
students, as well as the best possible care for the
patients we serve in developing countries.
Q: How can alumni get involved with OGH
by giving back – are there specific
A: There are many ways alumni can help! Several
alumni have established designated scholarships
and stipends to send our medical students
abroad. Others make gifts to support specific
programs, and others write checks – both large
and small – or make planned gifts for the future.
Some opportunities for giving include:
• Building in-country capacity: Providing funds
to train and hire local individuals – such as
the more than 350 Haitian nurses trained in
neonatal resuscitation through the OSU Grief
Neonatal Survival Program – extends health
care in a sustainable, culturally appropriate way.
• Supplying buildings and equipment
• Providing educational support
• Volunteering: The OGH is building a volunteer
databank and would welcome alumni interest
for our initiatives.