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Study Abroad/Global Education

Global Health Administration Practice and Culture in Haiti

Winterim 2014

​Haiti is a very poor nation with very limited infrastructure. However, there have been some major health developments in the country in recent years. As such, Haiti is becoming a model for what might be done to develop health systems in poor nations around the world. This course will focus on many of the interventions that have been put into place to improve health conditions in Haiti. Most of our site visits will be public health and health management oriented and will generally consider the prevalence of communicable and non-communicable diseases and maternal/child health problems and interventions. We will also consider health professional education, Haitian government health policy, the role of NGOs, hospital management and network development, micro-finance and community health outreach, and other key issues. The course will undoubtedly leave a profound impression about the difficulties of life in a very poor nation and the possibilities for improving health conditions.

Site Visits Include:  
• Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante Clinic 
• Ministry of Health 
• Hôpital Albert Schweizer 
• Hôpital Ste. Croix 
• Leogane nursing school
• Midwives for Haiti 
• Catholic Health Relief Services​

Quick Facts

  • Faculty Blair Gifford 
  • Location  Leogane, Haiti
  • Dates December 31, 2013  - January 11, 2014
  • Cost $3,900
  • Deadline November 15, 2013
  • Credits 3​
  • Course HLTH 6075 
  • Program Advisor    Jessica Tharp​
  • The U.S State Department has issued a travel warning for Haiti. This program has appealed the CU Denver’s travel suspension to Haiti.​

Costs and dates tentative and subject to change.

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