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Global Health Initiatives Book Club

Open Up to the World of Global Health

Join globally minded faculty, staff, students and community members and engage in global health thought without needing to get on a plane. Participants will read at their own pace, have support from the Office of Global Health Initiatives (GHI) and be able to discuss the book with fellow readers at their choice of an in-person or virtual small group event.

Stay tuned for updates on our Fall 2022 book!

Past Books

Spring 2022 Book: Bring the world of global health to Kentucky as we discuss, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide ”


Target Audience:

Anyone interested in the physical and mental aspects of global health and Kentucky's connection to issues worldwide. Half the Sky follows two journalists on a journey through Africa and Asia meeting extraordinary women who have overcome almost catastrophic hardships and lived to tell their stories. 

“More girls were killed in the last 50 years, precisely because they were girls, than men killed in all the wars in the 20th century. More girls are killed in this routine gendercide in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the 20th century.
The equivalent of 5 jumbo jets worth of women die in labor each day... life time risk of maternal death is 1,000x higher in a poor country than in the west. That should be an international scandal.”

― Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwid

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