For many global health practitioners, the link between the law and global health is not clear. However, upon closer look, much of the framework for how global health is conceived and practiced is grounded in the laws, regulations and guidance that emanate from global organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations. Human rights laws that create the right to health, regulations that come into play during a pandemic, international guidance relating to breast milk substitutes, international pharmaceutical regulation, etc.
This webinar featured Shannon Marquez, PhD, MEng from Drexel University.
Engineering has wide application to Global Health from bioengineering to civic engineering to mechanical engineering and beyond. This webinar provided faculty and global health practitioners outside the field of engineering a foundational understanding of how engineering is related to global health. This included key vocabulary, case studies, resources and conferences. Attendees built an appreciation of how to work inter-professionally with engineering efforts.
Historian and philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey remarked, "If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context." Anthropology, the study of culture and humankind, is a discipline that is central to understanding and participating in Global Health. This webinar will explore what anthropology is and how it applies to global health.
We at CUGH are continually trying to identify ways in which we can impact global health challenges and provide value to our members. In order to achieve this we need your guidance and input. To this end we are starting a quarterly conference call with our member leads.
During this call there was an opportunity to give us feedback on how CUGH can serve your institution, provide ideas for programs and initiatives, and share innovations and challenges with your colleagues.
The first meeting took place on 9/28 at 12 PM Eastern.
CUGH is collaborating with Liaison International (LI), an internationally recognized leader in the development and management of Centralized Application Systems (CAS) to explore the possibility of CUGH implementing such a system for global health programs within North America based academic centers.
The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa sent shockwaves around the world. It laid bare our grossly inadequate response to a global health threat and the terrible state of affairs of health systems in the three most affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.