Through examining structures, policies, strategies, and managerial approaches of both public and private global actors (WHO, World Bank, Bilateral Donors, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Big Pharma, etc.), the GH&D specialization prepares you to become active actor in the achievement of equity in health for people worldwide. It provides you with an overview of the challenges in the changing global scene of health-related policy making and management, and allows you to understand the key issues of the health care systems, policies, and management in developing countries. Additionally, you will obtain training on how to engage in international consulting and program/project management.
An integral part of the GH&D specialization is a study tour to Geneva in order to familiarize yourself with the everyday functions of international organizations such as the WHO, the Red Cross, the Global Fund and the GAVI. Grants will be available for the study tour.
If you choose this specialization, you are likely to pursue a career in international organizations and institutions (e.g. the WHO), international NGOs, global partnerships, etc.
The GH&D specialization includes the following courses and seminars:
The course includes a general introduction to development cooperation and a critical analysis of development cooperation instruments.