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This online course provides an overview of the most important health challenges facing the world today.

It discusses topics such as:

  • How to define and measure Global Health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes) and injuries
  • Maternal and child health
  • Global crises impacting health, such as environmental problems and migration
  • The role of nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • The role of health systems and policy

Students will gain insight into how challenges have changed over time, discuss the likely determinants of such changes and examine future projections.

University of Copenhagen

Teacher: Professor Flemming Konradsen
Provided by: Coursera
Course language: English
Fees: free course
Level: beginner
Certificate possible? (fee)
Format: MOOC/online course

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