Global Emerging Pandemics
This course will focus on infectious diseases that threaten global health and insecurity, their relation to poverty and development and how economic level, inequity, and policies of nations determines the health of its citizens. Using the lens of infectious diseases covered in previous courses, we will underscore the historical milestones, actors, assumptions, context and theories driving selected infectious diseases and their global health priorities in policy, programs and research. A recurring theme throughout the course is that there are common global drivers of infectious disease emergence and re -emergence influencing the health of populations in high, middle and low-income countries, that cross-cutting issues of inequality and systems transcend settings. The course will also examine the outcomes resulting from the ways in which new global health policies change patterns of health practice and Infectious disease intervention globally. That students will come out with an understanding of major challenges and solutions to infectious diseases of global health significance, programs and policies and be able address global health issues from an inter-disciplinary perspective, examine strategies and solutions for combating emergence and re-emergence of pandemics and promoting Global Health threats. This course is a reminder that no one person, agency or organization holds absolute knowledge on how best to address Infectious disease and Global Health challenges and that it has to be a multidisciplinary effort.
- School of Veterinary Medicine