Part of our mandate is to track and formalize existing initiatives, such as current involvement in the Caribbean, with three programs (Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad) that are part of the University of the West Indies. Work is ongoing there to develop a collaborative program which will be affiliated with our department and have interaction at all levels – clinical, research and education (medical students, residents, potentially fellows, and consultants). In addition, work is ongoing strengthening relationships in Sudan.
The Vice-Chair Global Health oversees the sharing of innovations and expertise globally through strategic partnering to advance global vision health and build international relationships. The department intends to engage in and nurture additional effective and sustainable partnerships with other universities and targeted developing countries.