The Department of Global Health Systems and Development is dedicated to improving the health of populations worldwide through strengthening health systems, building stronger communities, and facilitating healthy behaviors in an increasingly globalized world. The faculty introduces and engages students to health systems and development in a global context with an emphasis on improving the factors that drive health outcomes, including social determinants and disparities. The academic program provides a comprehensive view of varying geographical and economic contexts, while advancing knowledge and improving managerial practice.

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Malaria Net, Sierra Leone, Thomas Eisele, PhD

Pediatric ward at Kambia Government Hospital, Kambia, Sierra Leone. Mosquito nets are used to prevent malaria. © 2005 Emmanuel Esaba Akpo, Courtesy of Photoshare

David Hotchkiss, PhD, South Africa

Working in South Africa

Josh Yukich, PhD, Mosquito Nets, Tanzania

Though he sleeps under an insecticide-treated bednet, Elsante Karangira Pallangya, a subsistence farmer who lives in a village outside of Arusha, Tanzania, contracted malaria because his net has holes in it and he cannot afford to buy a new one. © 2007 Eliza Barclay, Courtesy of Photoshare

Joseph Keating, PhD, Ethiopia

These northern Ethiopian village children recently received insecticide-treated bed nets, and none of them have had malaria since. © 2007 Bonnie Gillespie, Courtesy of Photoshare


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