Global Health Activity
Health Lesson 6 Introduction

Time: 5-7 minutes
Skills: n/a
Objective 1
Related Resources:
-Voice of America, “Germany’s Health Care: Quality Care for All.” (2009, September 29). Retrieved from: 
Show this video to get students ready to discuss the concept of health for all.

Health Lesson 6 Health for All

Time: 40 minutes
Skills: Holistic Thinking
Objectives 1, 3, & 4
Related Resources:
- Health for All Worksheet
- Sachs, J.D. (2008). Primary health for all. The Scientific American, 298, 1; 34-36.
- The World Health Organization. (2004). Dying for change – Poor peoples experience of health and ill health. Retrieved from:

Place students into small groups. “The readings for today include two different sets of instructions to produce health for all. Each article focuses (largely or exclusively) on those living in poverty. Imagine that you are now the part of a working group at the World Health Organization tasked with creating health for all by 2020. Use your worksheet as a framework for your planning. After you have had 20 minutes to develop your plan, we will talk- as a class- about the plans.”

Discuss plans, moving through each thematic set of questions and soliciting groups’ responses.  Record (or have a student record) key elements on the board; have students take notes.*Alternative:  Have each group briefly present (and project) its plan.  If time permits, discuss individual plans before moving to compare/contrast questions.

Follow-up questions and issues:
o In which areas of the plan do students show wide-spread agreement? In which areas are there major differences?
o How have the readings shaped students’ thinking about global health issues?
o What obligations do we have to support cultural traditions and practices that may conflict with health programs? And: how do we incorporate cultural traditions and practices into health programs?
o What barriers do students identify? How do these barriers impact the delivery of health for all in the real world?


Health Lesson 6 Conclusion Summary and Reflection

Time: 10 minutes
Skills: Holistic Thinking
Objectives 1, 2, 3, & 4
Related Resources: n/a

What are the most important things you have learned about global health?

How has your thinking about global health issues changed?