Excellence in Education; high impact in global health
About Global Oncology University (Go-U)
GO-U is a Global Health Catalyst (GHC) win-win initiative established to fill a major void in education and training of oncology healthcare professionals in low and middle income countries, while also training the next generation of global health professionals from high income countries.
GO University provides access from anywhere to the same excellent education and training available at the worlds best Universities and Medical Schools.
The University was founded with collaboration and funding by faculty from University of Pennsylvania USA, Harvard University USA, Africa-Oxford (AfrOX) Foundation, University of Heidelberg Germany, University of Massachusetts and a growing global health consortium involving professional societies and partnerships involving industry, diaspora organizations (looking to turn brain drain to global health gain) and ministries of health in different countries working to build crucial human capacity to strengthen the healthcare systems.
GO University builds on an award-winning collaborative learning model with online lectures accessible from any country, and practical/clinical training in local/regional credentialed sites. GO-U is the premier collaborative e-learning model University designed to offer continuous medical education and degree (Masters, PhDs) and clinical MD residency training in oncology, with vision to eliminate global cancer health disparities.
Online classes begin in the fall of each year with planned complementary practical training in a number of credentialed Low and middle income country partner institutions. Workshops and Short term education exchange between LMIC and HIC institutions complements practical training.
GO-U is complemented by the yearly Global Health Catalyst summits organized at leading world institutions around the world with goal to educate and promote collaborations for high impact global health
Our commitment to excellence and high impact global health, outstanding faculty and collaborative-education and training model make GO-U one of the leading global oncology education and training platforms. Contact us to learn more about how you can be part of GO-U as a student or Faculty.
Our Vision and Mission
Vision: Eliminate Global Health Disparities
Our mission is excellence in education with high impact, building the crucial capacity needed to eliminate global health disparities and ensure that all have access to the same world-class education and training offered at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, UPENN, Oxford, Heidelberg and other leading world Universities and Medical Institutions, without geographic barriers. The Global Oncology University has won high praise with award-winning sustainable collaborative-education model. We encourage our students to pursue their dreams and pave the way for successful, inspiring careers in global health with focus on global oncology. Reach out today if you want to learn more.
Our Standards and Consortium
Excellence and high impact in global health
Our unique collaborative-education approach makes our students feel valued, respected and appreciated. At GO University, we believe in fostering a creative and collaborative experience to help our students reach their full potential and pursue their dreams. Our consortium involves participation from the worlds best institutions, with support from government, diaspora, funding and industry partners
GO-U is an outcome of the Global Health Catalyst summits with funding support from the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, University of Pennsylvania and other institutions providing funding and support as well as diaspora organizations and not-for-profit organizations and industry
The International Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centers (ICEDOC) is an NGO . ICEDOC's Experts in Cancer without borders is the main corpus of ICEDOC. It offers free consultation and advice to authorities, colleagues and cancer patients on volunteer basis. Led by Prof Ahmed Elzawawy, the win-win initiatives like the C4 build on this. Learn more here
Africa-Oxford (AfrOx) is an initiative led by Prof David Kerr, Professor of Cancer Medicine at Oxford University. He has brought world-wide attention to the looming epidemic of cancer which will claim the lives of more than a million Africans every year. He organised the first ever African Cancer Reform convention in London (2007) and formed , AfrOx (www.afrox.org) to aid national cancer planning in Africa.
Diaspora organizations are a major part of the GO-U network with focus on turning brain drain to global health gain
Sponsors of the Global Health Catalyst training workshops