Planetary and Global Health Program
Planetary and global health is about taking care of people you don’t know and places you can’t see,
but you know they were there and were special, just like you and me.
To realize the vision of becoming “global by 2030,” the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial launches in 2020 its new Planetary and Global Health Program.
Planetary health and global health are two related paradigms that underpin today’s health challenges in the Philippines and around the world. Planetary health refers to the integrated vision for the advancement of health of both people and the planet. Global health is a philosophy of health that acknowledges the global interconnectedness of health in the 21st century – its challenges, outcomes, drivers, and solutions. In planetary and global health, our patients are not just individuals, but also communities, countries, global society, and the entire planet.
Our vision is to become a leading center of planetary and global health education, research, and translation in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia by 2030. We will leverage on our College’s 26 years of leadership and professionalism in medical education and our hospital system’s more than a century of world class excellence in quality healthcare.
The St. Luke’s Planetary and Global Health Program comprises of three arms: Global Health Academy, which is the platform for education and training; Global Health Innovation Lab, which is the space for collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and the Global Health Forum, which is the nerve center for knowledge translation into policy and practice through advocacy and community engagement.
Connected to the world
Caring for people & planet
Committed to the future