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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 Barré-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 …