The UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) will be offering its expert support to a new two-year master’s degree programme in Global Health Risk Management and Hygiene Policies.
The programme will be hosted through the Medical Faculty at the University of Bonn (Germany), with the support of UNU-EHS and other institutions from the University of Bonn. It comprises a full-time, intensive first year of study in Bonn that covers a range of disciplines related to global health and hygiene concepts, and a the second year during which student (depending on their professional backgrounds) will undertake internships and complete a thesis.
The new programme aims to train leaders in the implementation and monitoring of public health and, more specifically, to help professionals in global health contribute to the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amongst these ambitious goals are those aimed at reducing death and illness from environmental pollution and risks; achieving adequate access to clean water; providing equitable sanitation and hygiene for all; and achieving universal health coverage.
To implement the required changes, there is a growing need for vibrant and energetic health workers with specialised, technical skills — a core aim of this new MSc programme in Bonn.
Applications are now being accepted for the programme that will start in October 2017.
For more information, and to apply, see the announcement on the UNU-EHS website.