Online course on global public health launched by PHFI & SDSN

The course offered by Public Health Foundation of India will start from 10th of October for next 10 weeks. It will focus on all the relevant public health issues and diseases


New Delhi: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as a member institution of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), has developed a course on ‘Global Public Health’. The course will focus on various aspects of public health from infectious diseases to NCDs, from health systems to big data, all while placing health as central to the broader framework of sustainable development.

Prof K Srinath Reddy (President, PHFI) will serve as lead instructor on the course, with contributions by Dr Richard Cash (PHFI and Harvard School of Public Health), Prof Vinod Paul (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Mr Rob Yates (Chatham House), and others.

The course commences on October 10, 2016, and will run for 10 weeks. The course comprises of video lectures posted every week, reading material, quizzes and an interactive discussion forum. Each of these components can be completed at a time that is convenient for the student. In addition to the lectures, live webcast sessions will also be arranged to facilitate direct interactions between the instructors and students. All students who successfully complete the course requirements will receive a digital certificate of completion signed by Prof K. Srinath Reddy. Exceptional students will receive certificates of completion with distinction.

Enrolment for the course is now open, and anyone interested in advancing their knowledge, while gaining a unique perspective on Global Public Health is welcome to engage. Further details about the course, including the course structure, requirements and syllabus can be found on the website.

In an effort to foster the next generation of sustainable development practitioners, the SDSN has launched an online education platform. Courses on climate change, planetary boundaries, human rights, agriculture, sustainable cities and others, taught by experts from around the world, will be available for free on this platform. They will also be available to the SDSN’s 200+ member institutions to offer for credit.