To our friends, neighbors, and colleagues across the globe, welcome, benvenuto, bienvenidos, Shalom, Karibu, Soo Dhowow, jī āiā nū̃!
This Global Health Certificate Program is the product of many thoughtful scholars whose goal is to share knowledge that will improve health and well being all people around the world. Your participation in this program assures that the most up-to-date thinking in public health becomes readily available to communities virtually everywhere.
This is an exciting time for public health, a time for unearthing new ways to approach old problems through breathtaking technological advances. Less than two decades ago the World Wide Web was an interesting toy; now it is the world’s central nervous system bringing together people and ideas in historically novel ways. Wireless technologies are rapidly transforming the ways people communicate – voice one day, text the next. Public health has barely scratched the surface of insight into how these, and future, technologies can change our research and our practices.
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) launched the Global Health Institute (GHI), one of the many centers of excellence in education, research, and service of the University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Center. GHI is dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to global health problems through the education and training of tomorrow’s global health leaders. It is a unique partnership that promotes collaboration between the University of Arizona, partner universities, organizations, and individuals around the world.
The Graduate Certificate in Global Health and Development is one of the flagship education programs of the GHI. Designed for professionals and those entering the field of global health, this online program is a flexible, academically rigorous option for those who wish to balance coursework and career, while maintaining an environment of utmost academic rigor. The course meets the need for skill enhancement for both foreign and domestic individuals who have limited time to pursue a campus-based full degree program. Thank you for joining our global health learning community. We hope your participation in this Global Health Certificate program will give you the tools to expand the vistas of public health in your community and in our world! U.S. and International.