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Issues in Global Health Policy and Management

Course Description

This course focuses on selected issues of particular relevance to students in health policy and management (HPAM) interested in gaining an international perspective on key issues in the field. We begin by considering the challenges of globalization for population health and the field of HPAM. We consider the relationship among the global drug war and the opioid epidemic, the role of global cities in spreading infectious disease and protecting their population with public health infrastructure, and the globalization of the obesity epidemic. Next, we  turn our attention to the roles of state and non-state actors in  improving health care systems and population health. Finally, we examine selected national policies in China, India, Cuba and their impact on global health. We conclude by exploring the future of health systems: the implications of health systems growth in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC nations) for Big Pharma and the globalization of the medical-industrial complex.


HPAM-GP 1830 or HPAM-GP 2836, or instructor permission