Global Health Security: Policies and Organisations
Foster global health security with Taipei Medical University
With the rapid advance of technology and the rise of big data, twentieth-century health issues have become globalised. That makes global health security an issue of vital importance everywhere.
This four-week course from Taipei Medical University provides an overview of global health security and the policies and organisations that promote it.
Paying particular attention to the Global Health Security Agenda and the impact of COVID-19, you’ll learn how international cooperation can help prevent the spread of diseases and protect public health.
Unpack health policies including the GHSA and the PIP
You’ll start the course by tracing the history of international health regulations, and the organisations that determine them.
Next you’ll home in on two crucial contemporary policies: the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) framework.
You’ll examine the different goals of the two regulations, and some of the controversial issues they are tasked with resolving.
Explore the impact of COVID-19 on global health governance
Over the four weeks of the course, you’ll focus on one particularly important case study: the COVID-19 pandemic.
As you explore changing approaches to infectious disease control, you’ll learn how the world’s experience of the pandemic has helped shape global health governance.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge you need to play your own part in tackling infectious diseases and fostering health security all around the world.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the history of international health regulations.
- Explore global health organizations, what they are for and what they are doing.
- Explain what PIP framework is, and how it contribute to global health.
- Summarise the Current Global health security threat, and how to face them.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding and fostering global health security.
You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to enrol in this course.
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