Working in Global Health

HEALTH ADVOCATES' Working in Global Health is designed for health care professionals and students, although it is open to anyone interested in living or working abroad, particularly in developing countries.

The course is offered annually in Saint Paul and co-sponsored by the Refugee Health Program, Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health.

Nine weekly sessions on standard issues for international health practitioners (such as infectious disease, malnutrition or environmental degradation) are paired with descriptions of strategies to address such issues (for example, community health worker programs, literacy campaigns or legal remedies).

The next session of Working in Global Health will be offered in fall, 2001. For more information or to receive an informational brochure with a registration form, email your request and address to