During the second week of January Members of Glohsa were able to teach their topics of Global Health Security and Health Security Intelligence again at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine’s
Dr. Jim Wilson and Dr. Stefan Goebbels represented GloHSA at this unique University program.
The AUA Global Health Track is conducted in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU) and is a comprehensive, four-year longitudinal track in global health that is integrated into the curriculum at American University of Antigua College of Medicine.
Global Health has been defined for this program as “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide” by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Global Health addresses the health of populations in a global context and transcends the political boundaries of nations focusing on social determinants of health, healthcare disparities including infectious and non-communicable disease issues, human rights as well as economic development, and policy and system issues.
The purpose of the Global Health Track is to support and guide students in developing expertise in global health issues with the goal of subsequent career involvement involving patient care, service, policy making, research and education at a global level.
Students attending the Global Health Track will be introduced to the study of community and public health, primary care, epidemiology and treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases on a global basis.