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Next Generation Global Health Forum - Barcelona 14-15 July 2017

Next Generation Global Health Forum 2017Barcelona 14-15 July 2017Are you studying medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy, biology, nursing, epidemiology, public health or something not related to health? Would you see yourself working internationally, in a multidisciplinary team trying to fix current global problems? Then, maybe this conference is something for you. Before deciding if you would like to study Global Health you could find out what are your career prospects after a Master in Global Health/International Health. Netherless to say if you are a current GH student this is something you should definitely not miss!
http://ghnetwork.org/conference/global-health-whats-next/

Successful Kick-off: 80 students selected, tickets being ordered, ready to go!

Last Monday 12 June we had 3 very successful Kick-off meetings of the Minor Global Health 2017.
After a general introduction on the Minor Global Health, logistics, vaccinations etc., students had break-out sessions with last year's MHG2016 students to discuss do's and don'ts while abroad.
Very inspiring ;)

In the meantime, housing is being arranged, flights are being booked, vaccinations have started. So ready to go!

Application Deadline Extended! New Deadline is Monday 22 May 8.59 hrs CET!!

Because of logistic reasons, we decided to extend the application deadline for the Minor Global Health 2017 once again.
New DEADLINE is now MONDAY 22 MAY 8.59 hrs. CET!!

Application Deadline of the Minor Global Health 2017 has been changed

The Application Deadline of the Minor Global Health 2017 has been changed to Friday 19th May 23.59 hrs CET! Because the new registration & application process takes more time and because evaluating your applications has become easier, we decided to extend the deadline until Friday. And do not worry too much about ECTS etc.! Just apply & travel with us and become a real Doctor of the World.😁

GHANA: a new destination for our Minor Global Health 2017

A new country added again!!

We are very excited to announce that we just added GHANA as a new destination for our Minor Global Health 2017.

Elective Ghana (http://electiveghana.org/home/) is our counterpart organizing a beautiful urban & rural global health experience ;)

Only One Week to go - Deadline 17 May 23.59 hrs CET

Only ONE week to go!!
Application Deadline is next Wednesday 17 May 23.59 hrs CET.

So, do not forget to:

REGISTER @ https://sites.google.com/view/minorglobalhealth2017/application OR directly through https://goo.gl/forms/LzbEqZ6fB6T413M82
APPLY https://sites.google.com/view/minorglobalhealth2017/application OR directly through https://goo.gl/forms/X0vKUboDvGlaz81E2 Please note that it will take some time (max 24 hrs) after registration to be able to apply, because we need to get your account up and running!!
kind regards, MGH2017

Masterclass Global Health 5 - The Discovery of HIV/AIDS (13 September 2017)

This fifth Masterclasses will be on 'The Discovery of HIV/AIDS' by Nobel Prize laureate Professor Francoise Barré-Sinoussi, moderated by Professor Ab Osterhaus.
Françoise BarrĂ©-Sinoussi was born in July 1947 in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. She is research Director of Exceptional Grade at Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) and Professor at the Institut Pasteur where she was the Director of the "Regulation of Retroviral Infections" Unit until August 2015. She has been Involved in retrovirology research since she first began working at the Institut Pasteur as a contract worker in 1971. At the time she was studying the relationship between retroviruses and cancers in mice, in particular, the use of a synthetic molecule, named HPA23, which inhibited reverse transcriptase to control leukaemia induced by the Friend virus. After she obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Science (University of Paris) in 1974, she spent a year in Dr Bassin’s la…

Masterclass Global Health 2 - Cuba & Global Health (30 August 2017)

This second Masterclasses will be on 'What puts Cuba on the map in the quest for Global Health ....'

In this Masterclass we will examine the remarkable case of Cuba, a poor country with what the BBC calls "one of the world's best health systems," and explores Cuba's extensive global health initiatives with 28,000 Cuban health professionals now staffing public health systems in over 60 countries. Their stories, and those of young medical students-now numbering 30,000-from the Americas, Africa and Asia studying in Cuba, challenge us to rethink the potential of international health cooperation.

DATE: Wednesday 30 August 2017
TIME: 14.00-17.00 hrs CET
LOCATION: Lecture Hall 4, Erasmus MC

Masterclass Global Health 4 - Essential Medicines (1 September 2017)

The fourth Masterclasses will be on 'Working in Global Health: Essential Medicines' by Professor Hans Hogerzeil. 

Hans Hogerzeil currently is Professor of Global Health at Groningen University (Netherlands). After working as a mission doctor, he joined the WHO Action Programme of Essential Drugs in 1985 and was the Director for Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies from 2008 to 2011.

DATE: Friday 1 September
TIME: 14.00-17.00 hrs CET
LOCATION: Lecture Hall 1, Erasmus MC

Masterclass Global Health 3 - Research Capacity Building in LMICs (1 September 2017)

The third Masterclasses will be on 'Research Capacity Building in LMICs & Research in Humanitarian Crises' by Professor Ogobara Doumbo & Professor Constance Schultsz.
Professor Ogobara Doumbo is Head of the Department of Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases and Director of Malaria Vaccines Programmes at MRTC-ICER NIAID-Mali Programmes
Prof Constance Schultsz is a specialist in medical microbiology. She is an Executive Board member of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and deputy head of the Department of Global Health. Constance worked as a research fellow at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1987 – 1989. From 2003 until 2008 she headed the Microbiology department of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam, at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she still holds a Faculty position.
DATE: Friday 1 September 2017 TIME: 9.00-13…

Masterclass Global Health 1 - Global = Local (23 August 2017)

This first Masterclasses on will be on 'Global Health in Rotterdam by Professor Lex Burdorf and Professor Semiha Denktas.

Lex Burdorf is Professor in Determinants of Public Health at Erasmus MC. Semiha Denktas studies environmental, personal, and behavioural characteristics to explain why and how behaviours change, with a focus on vulnerable groups in society. 

Together they will discuss determinants of health inequalities in Rotterdam, a city with more than 170 ethnicities represented. They will also discuss Rotterdam's and Erasmus University's recently announced joint response 'Rotterdam Vitale Stad' to tackle these health inequalities.

DATE: 23 August 2017
TIME: 9.00-12.00 hrs CET
LOCATION: Lecture Hall 3

All 6 Masterclasses Global Health are now confirmed!!

Join us in this very unique series of Masterclasses in Global Health! Six Masterclasses on everything you want to know about Global Health by world renowned experts from all around the globe.

This years' 8th edition of the Minor Global Health program at Erasmus MC will be a very special edition: 120 students from 4 different Faculties of Erasmus University Rotterdam going to 21 institutes in 16 countries on 5 continents. 

So again, join us in this very unique series of Masterclasses in Global Health!

CNN Cuba SaludPublica

A CNN documentary on Cuba's Healthcare system.

What puts Cuba on the map in the quest for Global Health ....

We are very excited to announce that we just added Cuba as a new destination for our Minor Global Health 2017.Want to know more about Cuba's contribution to Global Health? Check out this video: https://vimeo.com/mediccglobal/saludthefilm
A timely film about the competing values that mark the battle for global health. Beautifully filmed in Cuba, South Africa, The Gambia, Honduras and Venezuela, SALUD suggests bold new approaches to developing the human resources critical to making health care a global birthright. The film examines the remarkable case of Cuba, a poor country with what the BBC calls "one of the world's best health systems," and explores Cuba's extensive global health initiatives. SALUD accompanies some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals now staffing public health systems in over 60 countries. Their stories, and those of young medical students-now numbering 30,000-from the Americas, Africa and Asia studying in Cuba, challenge us to rethink the …

Minor Market 3 March 2017 - update

For the ones who want to prepare for the upcoming Minor Market:
coming Friday 3 March 2017 Educational Centre, Erasmus MCstarting 3.30 PM Please find all information in this presentation: https://goo.gl/8C6xsJ

How do we let Hans Rosling rest in peace?

By Peter FĂ€llmar Andersson
Hans Rosling was said to be unable to deliver bad news. That is a misconception.
Three years before passing away, he remarked that the one thing that had surprised him the most during his tenure as a global educator was that he became so famous – despite having so little influence over people’s real knowledge. He realized he was stuck in ”persona hell”, and that people remained ignorant at a level worse than random guessing when they took Gapminder’s tests. Not because of a lack of knowledge, but because of ”an actively upheld ignorance”. He had discovered that people actively had set their minds to remaining ignorant. Hans Rosling had devoted decades to try to throw out our Tintin-like perspective, but kept on having to say ”wrong, wrong, wrong” when the Swedish people answered the question of how many children are born per woman in Bangladesh.
So how do we let Hans Rosling rest in peace? By forgetting that he sometimes swallowed swords in a heavy metal style tank…

Erasmus MC Minor Market - 3 March 2017

Erasmus MC Minor Market
The Erasmus MC Minor Market will be organized on Friday 3 March from 3.30-6.00 PM in our Education Center.

Dr. Joke Tulen, Erasmus MC Minor Coordinator will kick-off with a introductory lecture (3.30-4.00 PM) in lecture hall 1/2.

The Minor Market itself will start at 4.00PM in Erasmsu MC's Education Center.

And of course Minor Global Health will be there to show you where you can go in 2017. Former Minor Global Health students will be there to give you 1st hand information on the sites/countries you can go to.

So BE THERE!

MGH2017



Application Minor Global Health 2017

If you are interested in participating in our Minor Global Health 2017, then there are several steps you need to take: 1] check out the new website: https://sites.google.com/view/minorglobalhealth2017 2] register with Global Health Education Erasmus (GHEE) at https://sites.google.com/…/minorgl…/registration-application and/or https://goo.gl/6opeHq 3] apply for the Minor Global Health 2017 at https://sites.google.com/…/minorgl…/registration-application and/or https://goo.gl/PHalIl 4] apply through OSIRIS ROTTERDAM (possible from 1 May 2017): www.eur.nl/minor

Minor Global Health 2017

Global Health is ' hot'. Even in a world where wars, terrorism, fundamentalism and racism so often seem to dictate the world news and social media, if you stick to the data the world really is a better place then 25 years ago. A world with less poverty, better health, better education, better everything really. As Mark Twain wrote already a very long time ago: " Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." So it is clear that people should travel more! Read Johan Norberg's book 'Progress': " Contrary to what most of us believe, our progress over the past few decades has been unprecedented. By almost any index you care to identify, things are markedly better now than they have ever been for almost everyone alive. Examining official dat…