On this page you will find a selection of essential resources for Global Health education, including guides, articles, curricula, and trainee resources.

Essential Articles in GH Education

In order to provide a streamlined bibliography, each spring the GHLC Steering Committee votes on articles that are essential reads for global health educators. The following eight articles received the highest scores as essential reading for 2018. To submit articles for consideration for next year’s vote, email

Also, here is a list of journals which publish global health education work.

Online Global Health Curricula

  • SUGAR: Free multidisciplinary, pilot-tested, pre-departure curricular resources including:
      • SUGAR (Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations): A comprehensive global health simulation curricula to help prepare learners for the emotional obstacles of working in limited-resource settings
      • PEARLS (Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource Limited Settings): A web video series demonstrating low cost modifications to medical procedures for use in resource-limited settings
      • S-PACK (SUGAR’s Pre-Departure Activities Curricular Kit): A comprehensive pre-departure global health curriculum with facilitator training to lead modules on topics including health and safety, ethics, wellness in global health, and culture shock.

Resources for Global Health Trainees



Videos developed to train front-line health workers in resource-limited settings:

Comprehensive Guide for Global Health Education in Pediatrics

In the Summer of 2018, the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force will be publishing a comprehensive, practical resource for pediatric program directors to incorporate global health education into their respective training programs. The links below will take you to directly to the chapters of the guide when it becomes available.

This link will take you to the master document when it becomes available.

  • Tiered Approach to Global Health Education
  • Global Health Competencies and Ready to Implement Curricula
  • Local Global Health
  • Global Health Electives Logistics and Planning
  • Evaluating and Accrediting Global Health Programs
    • Global Health Fellowships
    • Global Health Careers
    • Partnerships and Bi-Directional Exchanges
    • Readiness Assessment for Global Health Training
    • Appendices and Forms

Strategies for earning american board of pediatrics maintenance of certification (MOC) Part 4 credit for global health education quality improvement

At the Spring 2018 APPD Meeting, several members of the GHLC Steering Committee led a workshop on how to approach global health education initiatives with a quality improvement lens, and then apply for this work to earn MOC Part 4 Credit. The links below include the slides from this session, blank template forms, and completed forms using the case example.