See the impact, be the impact.

Global Health Initiatives (GHI) is improving lives around the globe by providing high quality healthcare in collaboration with local partners to strengthen health systems in developing countries. Partnering with members and institutions of the local community are keys to our success as health care is most effective when carried out in a sustainable, culturally-sensitive way.

Volunteer educating children, Peru

Our role is to ultimately strengthen our local partners to better serve their own communities. We do this by assessing community health and partner facility needs, while developing interventions that increase local capacity to promote health. This is accomplished through health prevention and education activities, direct clinical care, sharing of material resources, partnering with local organizations, and teaching and mentoring clinical and non-clinical providers and administrators. 

GHI brings passionate adventurers, medical professionals, and those determined to make a difference to remote areas of the world. These teams work together for two weeks to provide health care education and medical services to those in need. With 10 mission trips a year, we are able to change countless lives with your help.

Learn more about countries we serve.

  • A Message from Director Greg Hodgson

    thinking of you
    Photo Credit: Cohan Zarnoch

    Dear Friends of Global Health Initiatives,

    I wanted to let you know we’re thinking of you and your families during these historic times.

    The speed and scope of COVID-19’s spread around the world is nothing less that spectacular. This grim side of our global connectedness now means that the same battle we face against the virus here at home is simultaneously being fought in hundreds of thousands of communities around the world.

    GHI’s partner hospitals in Nepal, Peru, Rwanda and Tanzania are facing the same challenges that we have here at home… but with even fewer resources. PPE (personal protective equipment) is almost non-existent in many developing countries, yet the risk of contagion is high. The countries where we work have imposed strict regulations to try and stop the spread of the virus. People are not only asked to stay at home, but local transportation and airports have been closed and special permits are often required to be outside on the streets.

    The caregivers at our partner hospitals are staying true to their mission, and they are ready to serve the population in their communities. In spite of the lack of resources, they are standing tall, prepared to care for those who need their help.

    We'll keep you posted with updates on how COVID-19 is impacting our global communities.

    In the meantime, I simply want to let you know that you're in our thoughts and prayers. We're grateful to our health care providers both here at home – including many of you – and abroad who are committed to extending the healing ministry of Christ by providing care and comfort to those in need.

    We're all in this together, and whether it's providing medical care or supporting those around you, I want to thank you for the many ways you're inspiring others!

    Stay well,

    Greg Hodgson
    Director
    Global Health Initiatives

  • Meet Our Global Health Initiatives Team