2023-2024 Catalog

PUBH 249 Public Health and Human Rights: Global and Local Practices

This course explores core concepts in global public health, the development of human rights' instruments, and how these two fields have increasingly intersected in global and local public health work. Specifically, we will review public health methods of measurement and analysis - spanning epidemiological, economic, and political approaches - to understand if, and how, a rights-based approach to health can inform more critical and more productive approaches to issues such as HIV/AIDS and other sexual and reproductive health concerns. Finally, this course examines how global public health issues have generated dramatically different responses across and within regions, countries, and communities. We will focus, particularly, on the experience of Brazil, given its changing role in the global economy and its progressive public health approach.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections