I loved this program. It fueled my passion for medicine and opened my mind to the world of public health.
- Lam N.
Health is central to who we are and how we function. Consider how poverty, gender, climate change, and corporate environments affect health worldwide and how justice can enhance global health. Learn from leaders in the field to explore the variety of career and academic options available in the field of global health. Think deeper about the broader implications of health as a human right.
Previous excursions included the Alameda County Public Health Department. The Public Health Laboratory provides testing services for the identification of microorganisms that cause disease including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. These services aid in the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Consider health issues locally and globally and think critically about how to solve them using community resources and technology. Work to solve global health challenges by turning everyday materials into life-saving innovative devices. Then, put your skills to the test in a disease outbreak simulation where you will work against the clock to discover the cause of a rapidly spreading epidemic and stop it in its tracks.
During this global health program you will learn from professionals in the field about current approaches to promoting health, preventing disease, and helping communities in need around the world. Gain an understanding of how unequal patterns of resource distribution affects the health of populations globally and learn important steps required for the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
Global Health Instructor
Dr. Enrique Valdespino, MD, MSc
Most recently, Dr. Valdespino has been recruited by Doctors Without Borders to provide medical care where it is most needed, and is awaiting mission placement. Dr. Valdespino graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery. Prior to Harvard, Enrique worked as a physician with Compañeros en Salud México (CES), a sister organization of Partners in Health, after he completed his medical training. At CES he worked as a Regional Supervisor to support primary care physicians in charge of rural clinics in non-accessible areas. In this role, he addressed challenges in regards to medical care delivery, clinic management, and community relations.