INTH-406 Disease Control and Global Health Initiatives
Spring for 2017-2018
The course will review large scale international disease control partnerships such as Malaria, TB, Onchocerciasis (River-Blindness). On the research side health partnerships such as the program on Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) will be compared with similar programs in the agricultural research arena. The course will analyze the programs from several perspectives and attempt to draw some general conclusions as to modalities for effective large scale disease control programs. These perspectives are: intervention strategies, organizational framework, financing mechanisms, and typology of partnerships. The course will also convey a thorough understanding of the history and current international disease control efforts, and associated political implications from an international perspective.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: INTH-140 highly recommended
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