An Introduction to Global Health

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Global Health is a new field within public health sciences that integrates the knowledge from fields such as epidemiology, medicine, economy and the behavioral sciences. The main aim of the course, An Introduction to Global Health, is to describe and analyze variation in health between and within countries. This will provide an understanding of causes of the variation. The course will include measurements and determinants of health. Further, the course offers a public health perspective of the global burden of diseases. The course will specifically address: Maternal and Child Health; Sexual reproductive health and rights; Major infectious disease - malaria, TB, HIV, pneumonia; Non communicable disease; Mental health; Disasters; Injuries; Health systems and financing; and Health policy. Analysis will be done from a gender and equity perspective.

The course combines different teaching methods: lectures, self-study, and exercises usi...

Global Health is a new field within public health sciences that integrates the knowledge from fields such as epidemiology, medicine, economy and the behavioral sciences. The main aim of the course, An Introduction to Global Health, is to describe and analyze variation in health between and within countries. This will provide an understanding of causes of the variation. The course will include measurements and determinants of health. Further, the course offers a public health perspective of the global burden of diseases. The course will specifically address: Maternal and Child Health; Sexual reproductive health and rights; Major infectious disease - malaria, TB, HIV, pneumonia; Non communicable disease; Mental health; Disasters; Injuries; Health systems and financing; and Health policy. Analysis will be done from a gender and equity perspective.

The course combines different teaching methods: lectures, self-study, and exercises using gapminder tools (Gapminder.org) to analyze indicators. An added value is that the course is open to participants from different parts of the world, which creates an intercultural learning and teaching environment.

By the end of this course, you should have a good idea of how these key global health challenges are approached by different stakeholders. You will have developed an understanding of what kind of solutions exist today and hopefully you will be curious as to how to make positive difference in the world.

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Jorge CASTILLA

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2 years, 2 months ago
Thank you Hans, your legacy to the world. You are not anymore with us but somehow you still are, we listen and learn. It was a good and useful course
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3 years, 5 months ago
Introductory and good course. The global health arena is wide and expanding field in public health. It addresses social issues and inequalities that show us how health must be a right.
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Sri Kumar Ramanathan

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3 years, 6 months ago
Have been following the master Hans Rosling for a decade now. Am happy to be able to learn some tips and tricks to bring about the desired change in India that is one sixth of the World. Looking forward for the opportunity to learn under the great guru.
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Fernanda Drumond

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3 years, 6 months ago
I work at the Gapminder Foundation and I was one of the beta-testers for this course. The course is really well done, the teachers are very knowledgeable and the resources are great! I've already learned so much. I can't wait for this course to start so I can join the discussion forums as well!
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3 years, 11 months ago
It's a good opportunity to learn new things . Looking forward to taking this chance to learn and hope those who can should participate. The great thing about it is that no skills or previous level of studies are required. Make use of this opportunity people
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