TopThis module gives an overview of global health policy and issues, with special focus on changing social, economic, political and techological conditions across the diverse countries and populations of Asia. It covers the roles and relationships among major players at the global level, and the different approaches taken by international public or private organizations and national governments in tackling health and related problems.
This module will examine global health trends and issues using a macro policy framework. Significant challenges in the governance and organization of global health programs, complexities involved in international cooperation, best practices and possible lessons will be analysed through selected case-studies.
Topics on current issues would include:- challenges of global health development, role of international health organizations, global health initiatives and public-private participation, international aid and overseas development assistance, emerging disease epidemics, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance, cross-border health issues, international trade in health services, migration of health workforce, multinational biomedical and health industries, medical tourism and travel, and the future of global health.