What are the effects of a healthy individual on the world around them? Beyond the hereditary connections between parents and children or the implications of communicable diseases, public health has intrinsic value as a basic human right and in the context of social, economic and environmental factors.
Global Public Health is a massive open online course all about the institutions, infrastructure and interplay of actors that constitute health not only in local communities, but also on a global scale. In this course, you’ll discover how health is influenced by environment, food systems, energy security, transport, trade and human migration. You’ll also learn health’s positive influence on other sectors, with investments in health shown to have a positive impact on economic development. This course will illuminate how health impacts and is essential to achieving poverty reduction, gender empowerment, universal education, conflict resolution and other Sustainable Development Goals.