Prereq: For undergraduates in Geneva Internship Program only. Does not carrySPH graduate credit.
This course introduces students to the global health organizations active in the field of public health by examining the international character of health, particularly with the emergence of HIV/AIDS, multinational droughts and famine, humanitarian crisis?, and the threat of infectious pandemics. This course will place an emphasis on issues involved in best coordinating the efforts of agencies involved to achieve the greatest benefit for afflicted people. Through a series of lectures with international health specialists and structured visits to international aid institutions students will learn about the administration of international health organizations, the international difficulties arising from third party relief work, social determinants of health, healthcare and gender issues, and global pharmaceutical trade. For students in Geneva Internship Program only. Does not carry graduate credit at SPH.
[ 4 cr.]
Offered: Either sem.