BGU invites applications for Global Health International Summer Program

Israel: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel is inviting applications for the eighth edition of its ‘Global Health International Summer Program’.

The program is led by BGU’s School of Public Health, a leading school within BGUs Faculty of Health Sciences. It is a Member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), a leader of public health policy in Israel, and abroad. The school has been engaged in researching the impact of geopolitics on pollution, access to health care services, and wellbeing.

Global health has emerged as an interdisciplinary field incorporating both theory and social involvement, including disciplines such as medicine, epidemiology, sociology, economics, political sciences, ethics, and more.

It broadens the traditional medical outlook on health, considering environmental and social determinants afflicting one’s health; it reckons health to be impacted by ecological factors and examines how class, race, and gender inequalities affect access to health care services.

The Summer Program will provide students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines classroom study, professional field trips, and a one-week practicum. They will learn about various aspects of global health decision-making, such as globalization, ethics, migration, and case studies like the global impact of COVID-19, Climate Change, AIDS, Mental Health, and more. The program will be taught entirely in English.

For admission, students in their third year (or higher) of bachelor’s degree, students who are pursuing their Master’s or Ph.D. degree, in the fields of Health Sciences or Social Sciences, and health professionals with an interest in Public Policy and Health Economics; English proficiency would be essential. Meanwhile, all the applications will be evaluated by an admissions committee.

Notably, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev embraces the endless potential we have as individuals and as a commonality to adapt and to thrive in changing environments. Inspired by our location in the desert, we aim to discover, to create, and to develop solutions to dynamic challenges, to pose questions that have yet to be asked, and to push beyond the boundaries of the commonly accepted and possible.

“We are proud to be a central force for inclusion, diversity, and innovation in Israel, and we strive to extend the Negev’s potential and our entrepreneurial spirit throughout the world. For example, the multi-disciplinary School for Sustainability and Climate Change at BGU leverages over 50 years of expertise on living and thriving in the desert into scalable solutions for people everywhere,” said an official.

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