Global Health and Human Rights will focus on defining the basic concepts of human rights and their links to global health. It will explore the main issues of global health; the human rights instruments and tools of prime importance to health; the impact of globalization on the health of population; health and human rights challenges UN agencies are confronted with; as well as several public health issues where global health and human rights collide (violence against women, torture, discrimination against people living with a handicap, etc.); health policy fostering non-discrimination of patients and specific vulnerable groups. The course will also include visits to or teaching by professionals from WHO (World Health Organization), UN-OHCHR (United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights), IOM (International Organization for Migration), ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), among other organizations.
By the end of the course the students should be able to:
- Define the basic concepts of human rights and its links to global health
- List the main issues of global health
- List the human rights instruments and tools of prime importance to health
By the end of the course, should be familiar with:
- The impact of globalization on the health of populations
- Health and human rights challenges UN Agencies are confronted with
- Several public health issues where global health and human rights collide (e.g. violence against women, torture, discrimination against people living with a handicap, etc)
- Health policy fostering non discrimination of patients and specific vulnerable groups
By the end of the training module the students should be able to
- Integrate Global Health and Human Rights issues into professional practice
- Lobby in favour of basic respect of human rights in the field of public and community health
The Summer School will be validated through attendance, participation, group work and presentations
After completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva.
Credits: 6 ECTS (European Credits Transfer)
PROGRAMME AND ORIENTATION
The programme is organized in 3 different thematic weeks which include lectures and group work with a specific focus on a key priorities of global health and human rights.
UN agencies and top experts in health and human rights will be presenting different aspects of global health, of human rights and of policy issues:
Group Work Thematic
Global Health and Priorities
Including a day at WHO
The Millennium Development Goals
Group work on selected MDGs
Human Rights Issues
Including a day at the United Nations
Human rights violation and the right to health:
from case studies to policy briefs on specific thematics
With local and international organisations
International Health Regulation
with case studies on infectious, foodborne, chemical and radionuclear public health emergencies of international concern
In preparation to those 3 weeks you are invited to read the articles and consult the websites listed in the following pages which will enhance your learning curve by facilitating your assimilation of concepts and information during lectures but which will also benefit the group work of the week.
A Syllabus and obligatory / recommended readings will be distributed to the enrolled students.
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2015 Course Program will be added in early 2015.
Professor Emmanuel Kabengele
University of Geneva
Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger
University of Geneva
Upper year undergraduates and MA students.
2300 CHF / May 15, 2015
Geneva Summer Schools Excellence Scholarships 2015
Geneva Summer Schools offers a limited number of Excellence Scholarships to summer school participants for certain courses.
These scholarships are in the form of partial or full tuition exemption.
Scholarship application is done in the online application form.
To apply for a scholarship, students must include:
- Scholarship statement
- Letter of Recommendation
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, letter of reference, and financial need. Incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered.
ThinkSwiss Scholarships 2015
The Geneva Summer Schools has 4 ThinkSwiss Scholarships to award (up to 1300 CHF each) to students enrolled in Canadian and US Universities who wish to attend the Geneva Summer Schools 2015. These scholarships are sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America.
To be considered for a ThinkSwiss scholarship:
- Apply for your summer school online (http://genevasummerschools.ch/)
- Send in your ThinkSwiss application (deadline May 1, 2015) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject « ThinkSwiss Application » composed of:
- a 500 word (max) statement about why you would like to be considered for this Think Swiss scholarship
- Your CV
- Proof of enrollment in Canadian or US university
- Current academic transcript
External Study Abroad scholarships
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