This module provides the perfect introduction to global health, starting with the core principles and progressing to their real-life application. I particularly enjoyed the class debates and stories from professionals within the field. The course also brings together like-minded individuals, both students and lecturers, which both inspired and motivated me. For my final project I wrote a health partnership proposal for an FGM clinic in London and a Medical Centre in the Massai Mara, Kenya. After completing the assignment, I passed on information from my literature search on initiating belief change in Massai communities to a friend who works as a Doctor in the Kenyan Medical Centre. He recently contacted me to let me know that he had used this information in his latest anti-FGM campaign and had observed positive initial results.
This programme will introduce you to the concepts of global health at a policy and grass roots level. We will support you in exploring current global health challenges, and the importance of global health issues – their economic, environmental and social consequences – and the policies and strategies to mitigate these.
In our increasingly interconnected world, global health and the health of populations is a major challenge. This module provides you with the knowledge and expertise to critically examine the multi-sectoral nature of global health problems and global policy responses required to protect and promote the health of populations in both a local and global environment.