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[afro-nets] The Struggle For Health: IPHU Short Course For Health Activists
- From: "Claudio Schuftan" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 23:10:55 +0700
The Struggle For Health: IPHU Short Course For Health Activists,
November 12-23, 2007
Presented by the International People's Health University (IPHU) and the People's Health Movement (PHM) in association with Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) and with the support of Medico International.
November 12-23, 2007
Applications are now invited from health activists around the world wishing to participate in the Struggle for Health - a short course for health activists at Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Bangladesh, November 2007.
This is a rare opportunity to study (and join the struggle) at this world famous centre for comprehensive primary health care under Course Director, Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury.
The curriculum will include:
¬ the struggle for health: achievements, strategies and new directions;
¬ working with communities and with grass roots health organisations;
¬ comprehensive primary health care: achievements, lessons and new directions;
¬ the political economy of health: globalisation, the WTO, the IMF and the WB; local issues and global pressures;
¬ the right to health: principles, achievements and new directions;
¬ people's health and the environmental struggle;
¬ research: part of the problem and part of the solution;
¬ social determinants of health (poverty, oppression and hierarchy; alienation and exclusion; racism and sexism; materialism) and the struggle for health.
Priority, with respect to enrolment, will be given to
¬ younger people;
¬ PHC and public health practitioners;
¬ people with a track record as health activists within the people's health movement, in particular, people who have been actively involved in organisations which are part of the people's health movement.
Applicants should have a university degree and reasonably skills in oran and written English.
Scholarships covering airfares, accommodation and meals and tuition may be available. (Applicants should seek such support from sponsors in their own countries in the first instance.) Scholarship applications from Africa are particularly encouraged.
For more about IPHU and the GK Short Course go to
Applicants for the IPHU course may consider also applying for a GK Fellowship.
GK Fellowships provide for three months study and field work based in GK but with opportunities for further experience in a range of PHM settings.
The fellowships commence with participation in the IPHU course after which fellows will embark on a tailored program of experience, field work and study. More about GK Fellowships at:
Further inquiries to the IPHU Coordinator, Dr David Legge mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
and Course Coordinator Dr Monzur