The Challenges of Global Health

The Challenges of Global Health


Duke Global Health Institute



5 weeks



This course is an introduction to key challenges and concepts important to understanding the current status and determinants of global health. As global citizens, we all play a role in creating better health outcomes in the world. Step one in this process is gaining and sharing knowledge. Course participants will:

  • Analyze the current global burden of disease and its complex causes
  • Survey the major health challenges around the world
  • Examine strategies and solutions to address these challenges
  • Investigate the future of global health and the role individuals can play


David Boyd
David Boyd

Hymowitz Family Professor of the Practice in Global Health

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