ECU Logo
Global Health and Underserved Populations Program



Baby and Doctor

Our Mission is to provide the necessary building blocks to nurture and strengthen its participants through education in global health disparities, tropical medicine, cultural differences and beliefs, and international cooperation. Specific mission objectives are the following:

  • Foster an awareness of the challenges in the practice of global health in underserved areas
  • Educate in the areas tropical medicine, global public health, and disaster medicine
  • Promote cultural awareness of disparities in both healthcare and beliefs regarding medical management
  • Educate in foreign languages (French and Spanish) with specific emphasis on medical care delivery
  • Provide opportunities to serve either globally or locally a medically underserved population through medical mission participation
  • Work with local community organizations to create outreach and foster relationships to better aid the underserved populations of Eastern NC