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AFMS Global Health Engagement (GHE)

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The U.S. Department of Defense works through Global Health Engagement (GHE) to build partnerships with other nations to strengthen security cooperation and partner capacity through health-related activities and exchanges. AFMS Global Health Engagement efforts strive to:

  • Prevent (war and disease): building partnerships and trust.
  • Protect (our national security): enhancing capability and capacity of partner nations for force health protection, homeland defense, and health services.
  • Respond (to international crises): providing contingency support and humanitarian assistance/disaster response.

AFMS GHE Capabilities

International Health Specialists (IHS) Emblem

International Health Specialists (IHS) engage in building global health partnerships and partner-nation capability and capacity through military-to-military and military-to-civilian health engagements, stability operations, security cooperation, and humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts to increase interoperability and to support U.S. national security objectives.

USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) Emblem

The USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) is the premier institute for research, education, and worldwide operational consultation in Aerospace Medicine. Its mission is to advance aerospace medicine to enhance the health and performance of those they serve through education, research, and consultation.

Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Emblem

The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) facilitates professional development and exchanges among countries, with the goal of creating a shared desire to promote and implement global health.

Uniformed Services University Health Sciences (USUHS) Emblem

The Uniformed Services University Health Sciences (USUHS) educates, trains, and prepares uniformed services health professionals, officers, and leaders to directly support Military Health, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Armed Forces.