The Challenges of Global Health

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the key challenges, issues, and concepts 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 individualsĀ can play


  • One of the first courses to be offered on-demand on Coursera.
  • Includes course videos recorded at international locationsĀ and interviews with renowned global health experts.



  • Duke Global Health Institute

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Launch Date:

  • January 2015

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