Global Health

Welcome to the Center for International Family Medicine

Welcome! The Center for International Family Medicine at Brown University (Alpert Medical School)  has a long history of involvement in direct service, education, research, and advocacy around the globe.


Click on the photos below to find out more about each of our exciting initiatives.

Honduras Rwanda Kenya Vietnam

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There is irrefutable evidence regarding the importance of primary care in improving the health status of populations and countries, whether in the developing or developed world. Areas and countries with more primary care physicians have better health for their populations, even after controlling for demographic differences. To succeed in reducing the burden of suffering in the world, we must expand our focus to general health and prevention, nutrition, education, and community building.

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