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Welcome to the Global Health Affairs program porfolio!
The Global Health Affairs (GHA) curriculum, combined with one of the JKSIS academic degree programs, will prepare you to address the key role of health in increasingly multisectoral approaches to development, security, diplomacy, human rights, and other areas of focus in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. GHA students gain the substantive knowledge, methodological grounding, and technical skills to understand how global health priorities are set, how policies and interventions are implemented, and how their achievements are evaluated on a global and local level. GHA offers specialized courses on health issues such as HIV/AIDS and population, the role of organizations, culture, and technology in global health, and the interactions between health and the field of development, human rights, security, and humanitarian relief.
If interested in this Certificate Program, please download and submit the application listed under "documents" to the right of this page. Interested students are strongly encouraged to submit the application by the priority deadline of August 15th.
Chase Adam is the co-founder and vision at Watsi. Watsi is the first global crowd-funding platform for healthcare; the organization enables anyone to contribute as little as $5 to directly fund life-changing medical care for people in need. Furthermore, 100% of donations fund medical care. Watsi works with 17 medical partners in 18 countries across the globe.
Watsi has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, NBC, TechCrunch, Wired, NPR and The New York Times. Chase Adam was recently named to Forbes' 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs.
Dr. Sandy Johnson and Maria Jose Aldana present their research project, "India: Working on Maternal Health in an Urban Slum in New Delhi." Sponsored by the University of Denver Department of Internationalization and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
GHA Students Kate Davidson and Sophie Dila discuss their current work projects.
Kate works as an eIntern in the State Department's Virtual Student Foreign Service for the Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Research Division of the Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID. She will present on "Meta-Analysis of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Trafficking in Persons as it Relates to Public Health and HIV/AIDS."
Sophie works as a Research Assistant for Dr. Benjamin Young, Chief Medical Officer of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. She will present on "Impacts of Narcoviolence on HIV/AIDS Medical Providers in Mexican Border Cities: Implications for Capacity Building and Health Systems Strengthening."