Certificate in Global Health and Disaster Management

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  • Explain the core issues and challenges of global health including gender and human rights implications.
  • Promote and lead global health work on the basis of research evidence and data from relevant health fields.
  • Use a range of different strategies to address and manage the global issues related to infectious diseases and chronic diseases and of emergency at local, national and international levels.
  • Identify global health actors at local, national and international levels.


The course gives an overview of the evolving of the global health landscape. Potent forces of globalisation, demographic changes and emergent diseases make the agenda for health for the new millennium very challenging.

This course introduces the students to global health terminology used in the field in line with priorities of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. Course contents are designed to advance the understanding on Global Health in particular:

  • Universal health coverage for 2030 sustainable development: to ensure equity and the right to health for all.
  • Ongoing global health crises: to save lives and defeat major epidemics.
  • Prevention and responses to global health threats: to provide fast and effective international interventions.

Students explore current global health issues and get acquainted with the Global Health Observatory (GHO), an initiative of the World Health Organisation to share data on global health, including statistics by country and information about specific diseases and health measures.


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3 Months


Certificate of Completion

Career prospects

The career opportunities in Global Health and Disaster Management re often divided into clinical and non-clinical with opportunities in both addressing issues of public/global health and epidemiology, or work in leadership roles abroad and with agencies such as UNICEF and the World Health Organisation.  Non-clinical graduates can hold valuable positions addressing nutrition, policy development for infectious diseases and health care management


Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, the students are able to get acquainted with and acquired various skills. The students are able to:

  • Synthesize the research literature to guide evidence-informed global health actions.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of global health interventions using existing data.
  • Lead and Manage Global Health Interventions.
  • Work with global health actors at different level.


  • Module 1: Introduction to Global Health
  • Module 2: Health Systems Strengthening
  • Module 3: Emergency preparedness and Disaster Management
  • Module 4: Emerging issues in global health

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  1. Mbode Mutah

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