À propos de ce cours
Having completed this course, learners will be able to: Describe and analyze the opportunities, challenges and limits of Global Health Diplomacy. Examine the diplomatic, financial, and geopolitical context that underlies global health decision-making. Explain the role of the many players in the space, including governments, philanthropists, and multilateral institutions . Course Objective The field of global health is often thought of purely in medical or public health terms, but there are important geopolitical and policy dimensions of global health that underlie programmatic responses to global health challenges. By completing this course, learners will be able to explain the specific institutions and initiatives that are fundamental to current global health diplomacy activities and functions, and how these influence global health outcomes. Learners will further be able to summarize real-world examples where global health diplomacy either helped or limited global health outcomes, and explain the reasons for those outcomes.

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Approx. 21 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week, not counting optional assignments and readings
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Beginner Level

Niveau débutant


Approx. 21 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week, not counting optional assignments and readings
Comment Dots


Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


3 hours to complete

Overview and who are the players in global health diplomacy?

This module will introduce you to the instructor, the concept of Global Health Diplomacy, and the major players in global health. ...
5 videos (Total 30 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
What is Global Health Diplomacy?4m
Global Health Stakeholders8m
The U.S. Government and Global Health Diplomacy4m
Philanthropic Diplomacy8m
Reading10 readings
(Recommended) Global Health Diplomacy: Advancing Foreign Policy and Global Health Interests10m
(Supplemental) The Changing Landscape of Global Health Diplomacy10m
(Supplemental) Defining Health Diplomacy: Changing Demands in the Era of Globalization10m
(Supplemental) Mapping the Landscape in Global Health (series)10m
(Recommended) The Global Health System: Actors, Norms, and Expectations in Transitions10m
(Recommended) The Role of NGOs in the US Global Health Response10m
VIDEO: (Supplemental) Prince Harry Attends AIDS 201610m
(Recommended) The New State Department Office of Global Health Diplomacy10m
(Recommended) Global Health Philanthropy and Institutional Relationships: How Should Conflicts of Interest be Addressed?10m
VIDEO: (Supplemental) Turning the Corner on AIDS – By Bill Gates10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 1 Quiz28m


4 hours to complete

What are the drivers of policy for global health diplomacy?

After completion of this module, you will be able to explain the multilateral institutions, and international health conferences and summits that form the policy environment in which global health diplomacy takes place....
4 videos (Total 28 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Global goals: Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals8m
(Supplemental) Video: “We The People” For The Global Goals2m
Summits and Replenishments9m
Reading6 readings
(Recommended) The G7 and Global Health: A Glass Half Full, but Undrunk10m
(Recommended) Health in The Sustainable Development Goals: Ready for A Paradigm Shift?10m
(Supplemental) Country Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals10m
VIDEO: (Supplemental) Behind the Scenes at the Global Vaccine Summit10m
(Recommended) Refueling the Global Fund10m
(Supplemental) Replenishing GAVI in 2014: Options for U.S. Engagement10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz10m


5 hours to complete

How is global health financed?

The overall budget for global health has increased significantly in recent decades. After completion of this module, you will be able to answer the question: where does that funding come from, and where does it go?...
5 videos (Total 28 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
What does the U.S. Government spend on global health?8m
What is the role of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in financing global health?6m
Other major funders of global health4m
How is the WHO funded?6m
Reading9 readings
(Recommended) Donor Funding for Health in Low and Middle Income Countries10m
(Supplemental) Global Health Funding and Economic Development10m
(Recommended) U.S. Government Engagement in Global Health: A Primer10m
(Supplemental) U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker10m
(Recommended) The Grand Impact of the Gates Foundation10m
(Recommended) Power in Global Health Agenda Setting: The Role of Private Funding10m
(Supplemental) Financing Global Health 201510m
(Recommended) Funding WHO10m
(Supplemental) Investing in the World’s Health Organization10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 3 Quiz26m


6 hours to complete

Global health financing institutions

In this module you will learn about several of the global health financing institutions that are at the core of global health diplomacy, as they require political engagement to both raise and disburse their funding. ...
4 videos (Total 21 min), 16 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations4m
The World Bank4m
Other Financing Mechanisms5m
Reading16 readings
VIDEO: (Supplemental) The Global Fund: Be the Generation to Defeat AIDS, TB & Malaria ft Charlize Theron & Bono10m
(Recommended) Global Fund profile10m
(Supplemental) Lives Saved by Global Fund10m
(Supplemental) To Defeat AIDS, TB and Malaria: A New Generation of Financing Models10m
(Supplemental) Global immunization: status, progress, challenges and future10m
(Recommended) GAVI Profile10m
(Recommended) The U.S. and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance10m
(Supplemental) Replenishing GAVI in 2014: Options for US Engagement10m
VIDEO: (Supplemental) Video Highlights of the GAVI Pledging Conference10m
(Recommended) World Bank Profile10m
(Recommended) The Changing Role of the World Bank in Global Health10m
(Supplemental) New Global Finance Facility To Tackle Maternal and Child Health Launched10m
Animated PowerPoint: (Supplemental) Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility Data Visualization10m
Infographic: Innovating for Global Health10m
(Recommended) UNITAID Profile10m
(Recommended) Should UNITAID Rethink its Raison d’Etre?10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz14m


6 hours to complete

What is global health governance and how does it work?

This module begins with defining the term “global health governance” and goes on to provide multiple case studies of the different types of governance mechanisms. ...
5 videos (Total 26 min), 15 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
How is the WHO governed?6m
How is the Global Fund governed?5m
How is the Global Polio Eradication Initiative governed?5m
How are disease-specific initiatives governed?4m
Reading15 readings
(Recommended) The Multiple Meanings of Global Health Governance: A Call for Conceptual Clarity10m
(Recommended) A New Governance Space for Health10m
(Supplemental) The Role of Economic Actors in Influencing Global Health Governance10m
(Supplemental) Combating Healthcare Corruption and Fraud with Improved Global Health Governance10m
(Recommended) The Global Role of the World Health Organization10m
(Supplemental) Emergence of Multilateral Proto-Institutions in Global Health and New Approaches to Governance10m
(Supplemental) The Limits of Global Health Diplomacy: Taiwan’s Observer Status at the World Health Assembly10m
(Recommended) Lessons from the Global Fund Reform10m
(Supplemental) The Global Fund Overview10m
(Recommended) The Power of Straight Talk: The Polio Independent Monitoring Board10m
(Supplemental) Weekly polio virus case count10m
(Supplemental) Polio Independent Monitoring Board Report10m
(Supplemental) Achieving polio eradication: A review of health communication evidence and lessons learned in India and Pakistan10m
(Recommended) The World Health Organization’s FCTC: An Analysis of Guidelines Adopted by the Conference of Parties10m
(Supplemental) Financial resources required for tuberculosis control to achieve global targets set for 201510m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 5 Quiz14m


6 hours to complete

Global health security

This module begins with defining the term “global health security.” In each lesson, you will learn about a different aspect of global security....
7 videos (Total 39 min), 17 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Policy frameworks for global health security7m
The West Africa Ebola Response, Part I6m
The West Africa Ebola Response, Part II5m
Post-Ebola: What has changed?4m
Global health and geopolitics4m
Global health diplomacy course wrap-up4m
Reading17 readings
Lecture (Supplemental) TED Talk video "My wish: Help me stop pandemics"10m
(Recommended) What is Global Health Security and why does it matter?10m
(Recommended) The Global Health Security Agenda: A Snowy Promising Start10m
(Recommended) Global Health Security Agenda10m
(Supplemental) Global Health Security Takes Vivid New Forms10m
(Recommended) US and International Health Responses to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa10m
(Supplemental) An Introduction to Global Health and Global Health Ethics: Ebola 2014-201510m
(Supplemental) Outbreaks Chronology: Ebola Virus Disease10m
VIDEO: (Supplemental) A Global Coalition of Inaction10m
(Recommended) The Ebola Outbreak of 2014-2015: From Coordinated Multilateral Action to Effective Disease Containment, Vaccine Development, and Beyond10m
(Supplemental) Together We Can Get to Zero10m
(Recommended) Independent Panel of Global Experts Call for Critical Reform10m
(Recommended) After the Ebola Catastrophe10m
(Supplemental) Report of Ebola Interim Assessment Pa10m
(Recommended) MSF Demands Explanation in Hospital Bombing10m
(Recommended) Polio and the CIA10m
(Supplemental) Health Care in Danger: Making the Case10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 6 Quiz20m


2 hours to complete

Final Course Assessment

1 quiz

Top Reviews

By RFJan 5th 2017

Am really enjoying this course. Its one of the courses in the Cousera database:-) . Though this is the 2nd week through this course but It has really broaden my horizon in most of Global Health

By JQJan 26th 2018




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