Engaging in Global Health...how do you start, how can you become a participant in promoting health throughout the world? The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in 2000, commits world leaders to promote global health through combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women.
Are you planning on becoming an educator, an engineer or lawyer? Or perhaps a dietician, political scientist or social activist? How can these professions participate in promoting global health? There are many ways to get involved in the cause of global health, and this course will show you how. What can you do while you are still in school? What career opportunities are available in global health?
During this workshop, students will hear from both student peers and global health professionals, as they share their experiences in global health. Students will gain an understanding of how professionals and volunteers work in a broad variety of settings. Discussions will include experiences of working with government-based programs, international organizations like UNICEF or World Vision, health care agencies, faith-based organizations, industry, and academic institutions. At the conclusion of this course, students will know a variety of ways to become engaged, to get involved in global health!
Evaluation and grades will be based on attendance, participation, and on a short essay due ten days after the end of the workshop.
GHS:4100:0002 Topics in Global Health
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Thursday, December 4, 3:30-9:00 pm
Friday, December 5, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 6, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
2520D UCC (second floor of Old Capitol Mall)
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. Unite For Sight applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship to achieve our goal of high-quality eye care for all.
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UI Global Health Studies Conference Travel Award
UI Global Health Studies Travel Award (for GHS certificate students only)
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UI Honors Program Scholarships & Fellowships
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