HEAL International is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by two professors with ASU's School of Life Sciences. This organization empowers communities in Arizona and Tanzania through initiatives run by a new generation of global health leaders looking to spur change at home and abroad.
As a collaboration between ASU's School of Life Sciences, ASU Study Abroad and HEAL, the group regularly sends newly-trained ASU student facilitators to Tanzania. These students travel to Africa and work alongside local university students to create specific programs designed to break down HIV stigmas, develop public health solutions and build communities.
Upon returning to Arizona, HEAL’s student leaders continue to give back to the community in important areas such as women’s empowerment. Students are able to provide support for sex-trafﬁcked children, and lead events promoting healthy relationships, HIV prevention and treatment.