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Local Global Health Partners

Our local partners work tirelessly to serve and offer support services to refugees in our city.  They work to assist refugees with developing community, finding employment, learning about the US medical system, providing after school care/programs for children, engaging with teens about continuing education, and the list goes on. We are honored to partner with these wonderful programs to provide a link to the medical community.

  • Refugee Empowerment Program (REP) - To empower refugees and immigrants in Memphis, TN by offering high-quality, tailored programming that encourages, educates, and equips individuals, families, and the community. We walk alongside our new neighbors as they integrate into American culture and work to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • World Relief Memphis - World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. We aim to tackle the world’s greatest problems with holistic, locally-driven solutions that lead to lasting change — whether in response to disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression or mass displacement and immigration. World Relief’s work in the United States, specifically, focuses on helping refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations rebuild their lives in a new country.

  • Multinational Memphis - Multinational Memphis is the oldest and largest refugee/immigrant ministry in Memphis, TN. For over 28 years, Multinational Memphis has shown kindness to culturally diverse families living in Memphis —helping them to feel accepted, to understand this culture, to achieve academic success, and to feel God's love.

  • Asha’s Refuge - Asha’s Refuge offers support and defends the rights of local underprivileged refugees through community and client education thereby reducing any overall negative impact on the unprepared local government, city, business, school and/or neighborhood dealing with an influx of culturally diverse people. 

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Global Health Partners

Levy Mwanawasa Medical University

Levy Mwanawasa Medical University (LMMU) is a large, public health training university with a mission to educate and train health professionals in all fields to ultimately contribute to universal health coverage in Zambia.


Located in Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka, this institution is poised to become a local and global leader in healthcare with aims to train thousands of health care professionals each year and care for hundreds of thousands of patients in their new 800-bed teaching hospital.


Partner Leads:

  • Dr. Mowa
  • Dr. Mutengo
  • Dr. Ahmed


Ben-Gurion University (BGU) is a multi-disciplinary research University of international stature. The university is home to thousands of students and faculty working in all fields of research to advance knowledge on a global scale.  The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at BGU incorporates global health components into all four years of study, we are honored to partner with this MSIH at BGU to offer a student exchange program. 

Our first student exchange is scheduled to occur Fall 2021.  We are excited to share students’ reflections from this experience in the months following the inaugural exchange. Any student interested in applying to be part of this exchange should contact their course directors, deans, or Dr. Zalamea for further information. 

Jun 15, 2023