Health Lesson 1 Introduction to Global Health
  
 
 
 
Health Lesson 1 Introduction to Global Health

Overview
This lesson gives a brief history of the global health movement, and introduces the concepts of social justice and health equity- key components of global health.

Relevant Learning Objectives 

1. Identify the social, political and economic factors that lead to health inequities around the globe

4. Explore their own preconceptions and biases about the nature of health and medicine.

Procedure

Pre-Class Assignments

  • Students take the “Global Health Pre-Test
  • Students read the two assigned articles. (Garrett and Koplan et al.)

Possible Classroom Activities

Resources

  • Garrett, L. (2007). The challenge of global health. In Foreign Affairs, 86: 155-161.
  • Global Health Pre-Test
  • Koplan, J., Bond, T., Merson, K. ,Reddy, M., Rodriguez, M. Sewankambo, N. & Wasserheit, J. (2009) Towards a common definition of global health. In The Lancet, 373, 9679: 1993-1995.

Optional Resources

 

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