Getting students excited about global health
The renewed UMC Utrecht Global Health & Tropical Medicine (GH&TM) course successfully kicked off on April 12th.
Over 180 students, health professionals and others interested joined this first evening themed ‘healthcare in disaster and humanitarian aid settings’. Three speakers, Heleen Hanje, Marieke Oostvogels and Maartje Goudswaard shared their expertise and experiences: working in crisis situations with MSF’s emergency response team, as a local physician in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak, and in medical assessment of refugees suspected of being torture victims.
Dr. Joyce Browne, assistant professor with Julius Global Health, and coordinator of the course explains it purpose: ‘during the GH&TM course, a key theme in Global Health features every month. We want to get students excited and informed about global heath. In addition, we noticed that many others outside of the UMC Utrecht are interested in these topics. This is why we opened it up for everyone who would like to join us for the lecture series.’
About the GH&TM course
The GH&TM course is organized by Julius Global Health (www.globalhealth.eu), in collaboration with the UMC Utrecht International Office and IFMSA-Utrecht. Every second Wednesday monthly, a key theme in global health features. Examples of topics to be covered between 2017-2018 are: global mental health, surgery, women’s health, sustainable development goals, global health ethics, infectious diseases, and child health.
Curious about what was discussed the first evening?
Visit www.globalhealth.eu for a recap and infographic with highlights.