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Global Health Governance: Addressing Globalization and Health Inequities

St George's, University of London via FutureLearn


Learn how global health priorities and problems are addressed

The promotion of global health is central to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. People-centred health services are needed to respond to health challenges and priorities, but they are lacking in the places and populations that need them the most.

On this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of the global health challenges in the 21st century. You will discover the impact of globalization on the level of health worldwide. You will also look at the role global, national and local governance has to address the current health inequities in the world.

This course has been designed for all those interested in global health policies and interventions, whether from a healthcare background or otherwise.


  • What is global health and governance?
    • Introduction to the course
    • Understanding key concepts
    • The current state of health and well-being in the world today
    • What have I learnt this week?
  • How does globalization affect health?
    • Theories of globalization
    • Globalization case studies
    • Who benefits and who pays?
  • Understanding and responding to health inequities
    • Understanding health inequities
    • Responses to contemporary global health
    • What have I learnt this week?

Taught by

Richard Alderslade


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