The University of Toronto International Health Program (UTIHP) was established in 1988 as a student group by two University of Toronto medical students, in response to an increased interest in Global Health. Since then, the identity of the group has been constantly evolving.

UTIHP has proliferated into committees that focus their efforts towards specific issues through the implementation of various initiatives throughout the year. UTIHP remains a dynamic student group that balances the interests of the student body with the healthcare needs at the local and global level.