Global Citizenship and Health in the 21st Century
(Global Conversations:  World Health Day Celebration)

Globally, much progress has been made by countries around the world in improving the health and well-being of their people. Disparities, however, still persist in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and parts of Southeast Asia.In the United States, where health disparities also exist, schools and universities strive to create “global citizens” by challenging their students to think critically of their role in their local communities and beyond their borders. What can university students do to address the inequities/injustices in health and well-being seen around the world today?

Dr. Buseh has a background in both nursing and public health. His research spans local and international/global public health issues affecting vulnerable populations in the United States and in sub-Saharan Africa.He is the author of Empowering resilience: improving health care delivery in war-impacted African countries: a case study of Liberia (University Press of America, 2008).

Global Conversations: Bringing the World to Wisconsin links internationally-recognized experts on global issues with students and educators in an interactive format.Readings and suggested activities can be provided in advance, upon request, for students who wish to further explore vital global health issues.   

For more information, or to request relevant readings and activities, please contact Julie Kline at or

(414) 229-5986. Free and open to the public!