Across CommonSpirit Health's family of hospitals and affiliations, physicians and staff have joined together to address global health needs.  This includes short-term volunteer trips as well as long-term partnerships, such as creating an OB/GYN residency program in Cameroon.  The system office can help to connect you with these groups that are organized at the local or regional level.

International Work of Our Hospitals and Regional Partners

Cameroon Arizona Partnership


Centura Health

Centura Health's Global Health Initiatives (GHI) is improving lives around the globe by providing high quality healthcare in collaboration with local partners to strengthen health systems in developing countries. Partnering with members and institutions of the local community are keys to our success as health care is most effective when carried out in a sustainable, culturally-sensitive way.  Current projects include partnerships in Nepal, Rwanda, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda. Our role is to ultimately strengthen our local partners to better serve their own communities. We do this by assessing community health and partner facility needs, while developing interventions that increase local capacity to promote health.

Physicians at St. Joseph's Medical Center help lead and serve as trainers with the Cameroon-Arizona Partnership.  The Vision of the Cameroon-Arizona Partnership is to eliminate preventable maternal and early neonatal mortality by training and retaining physicians in Cameroon, for Cameroon, as well as building a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership between our communities. We work with a model that has been proven successful at increasing the number of trained specialist doctors in a developing country. We help our colleagues in Cameroon train doctors. These doctors, in turn, will help train the next group of doctors.