Collections > Master's Papers > Gillings School of Public Health > A Partnership for Global Health: Expanding Curriculum and Research in Global Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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In a world where nations and economies are increasingly interdependentwhether through the continuing globalization of the economy, ongoing demographic changes, or the rapidly rising costs of health care in various countries- ill health in any population affects all people. It is important that all healthcare students -from public health, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and medicine- as well as students from the Arts and Sciences, law, business, and journalism, learn about global health. Work with immigrants in health agencies to work in a business based in Singapore, people must understand the complexity and origins as well as the cultural implications of diseases like SARS and Avian Flu and issues such as bioterrorism. The UNC Partnership in Global Health is an NIH-funded, university-wide initiative that expands global health teaching and research across the campus in an interdisciplinary manner for both faculty and students. Three goals drive the Partnership: Goal 1: Develop university-wide global health curricula for undergraduate and graduate students and develop new multidisciplinary courses; Goal 2: Create an administrative framework to coordinate global health activities across UNC; Goal 3: Support and expand research endeavors and strengthen the curricula in global health through key supporting activities. These goals encompass a variety of activities, including curriculum and research opportunities, seminars and travel, and central facilitation of global health activities at UNC. The Partnership addresses the need for students and faculty to understand the context of health in a global society.