Through examining structures, policies, strategies, and managerial approaches of both public and private global actors (WHO, World Bank, Foundations such ad Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or the Global Fund, and Non-Governmental Organisations), the GH&D specialization prepares students to become active actors in the achievement of equity in health for people worldwide. This Specialization provides students with an overview of challenges in the changing global scene in health-related policy making and management at the global level. It allows students to understand the key issues of health care systems, policies and management in low-income and emerging countries, and to develop most relevant skills to engage with international institutions and transnational non-state actors (including public-private partnerships, global philanthropies, corporations and non-governmental organizations).
If the students choose this specialization, they are likely to pursue a career in international organizations and institutions (e.g. the WHO), International NGOs, Global partnerships and other organisations involved in GH&D issues.
The GH&D specialization includes the following courses and seminars: