8 July 2016
Global Health & Human Rights
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.
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
Please note: Changes to the draft program may be made at any time prior to the start of the course.
Professor Emmanuel Kabengele
University of Geneva
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
Each summer school will indicate its equivalence in ECTS credits in its description. Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion of the course if they satisfy attendance and evaluation requirements. It is the participant’s responsibility to verify the validity of the course and validate it at their home university prior to participating in the course.
CHF 2300: Early Bird (until March 1, 2016): 2'000 CHF
Tuiton Fees do not include housing or travel.
A limited number of competitive excellence scholarships are available.