Global health education
Due to globalization, infectious diseases can move across borders and rapidly spread throughout the world. ZIKA, Ebola, and, more recently, SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) have emerged in one region in the world, have spread across national borders and caused illness and death across the globe, Efforts are now focused on how to identify, contain, prevent, treat and, eventually, eradicate serious and widespread threats to global health.
The impact of global health education
One of the many initiatives to improve global health is through education. This includes developing study opportunities; creating curricula addressing health knowledge gaps; and advocating for fair educational policies.
Health[e]Foundation’s role in global health education
Health[e]Foundation offers global health education programs to developing countries, who do not have easy access to this kind of information or lack the tools and resources to address these issues. The goal is to reduce health disparities and health knowledge gaps. Health[e]Foundation develops and implements online learning services to increase health equity globally. Health[e]Foundation promotes high quality, culturally sensitive education initiatives, which target healthcare professionals, including midwives, doctors and community health workers.
Health[e]Foundation’s global health education initiatives
Our organization strives to promote health education via three service models:
Using a context-tailored content development process, we provide online health education that is accessible to healthcare professionals who wish to learn about global health issues in the following areas:
Our organization seeks to address health and gender disparities in these areas, especially in lower- and middle-income countries where the typical health education curricula may not address these topics. We provide healthcare workers and community members with health information on current global health issues, to improve health for all.