Training Course on Health Policy in a Globalizing World
The course is co-organized by the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights (IER/ETH), and the Program on Global Health and Technology Access, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University.
The course is intended for junior WHO professional staff who need to know about health policy issues in the context of globalization in order to meet the needs of their current positions. In addition to WHO staff participants include 15 Global Health Fellows at post graduate level in public policy, public health and medical schools, selected from leading US Universities.
The purpose of the course is to help participants to gain a broad understanding of current and emerging health policy issues in the context of today's globalized world.
The course covers these issues in three modules:
MODULE 1: PUBLIC HEALTH IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD
- Communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, avian flu and SARS, global outbreaks)
- Global climate change
- Access to knowledge, R&D and medicines
- Global Change and Trading Tobacco for Health
MODULE 2: TRADE AND HEALTH
- WTO—Overview; Public health and trade agreements
- Access to medicines and TRIPS
- Trade in health services and GATS
- Food safety, SPS, diet and nutrition
MODULE 3: GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE AND DIPLOMACY
- International health rules - Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, International Health Regulations
- Negotiating Health Development - Complex multiparty negotiations
- Intergovernmental meetings - Pandemic influenza preparedness
The course is delivered and facilitated by senior staff of WHO and other international organizations, university staff and other experts in the field.
For further information please write to WHO_TFD@who.int