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GOVERNING PANDEMICS 101

ONLINE COURSE


Pandemics such as Covid-19 pose wicked challenges for global governance. The Global Health Centre is piloting a free, open online course designed for learners who wish to follow and engage with ongoing processes to reform global arrangements for pandemic preparedness and response. Topics include WHO; treaties; financing: sharing of data and samples; access to vaccines and drugs; trade and travel restrictions; animal-human health; human rights; humanitarian assistance; universal health coverage and geopolitics. Teaching methods include mini-lectures from a range of experts, short exercises, background readings and live discussions. The course meets for one hour every other week, with certificates available to learners who complete the course.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Deepen your understanding of key concepts and current issues
    related to governing pandemics

  • Identify the main challenges for which reforms are being
    actively debated

  • Strengthen understanding of governance processes
    at the global level

WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?

This programme is relevant for anyone interested in global health,
and practitioners from private, public, international organisations,
and NGO sectors wishing to understand global health processes
related to pandemic preparedness and response.

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Date: 8 April - 15 July 2022

Format: Online lectures, exercises, and live discussions

Fee: Free

Certificates will be delivered to participants who attend at least 6 sessions

Contact: globalhealthdiplomacy@graduateinstitute.ch

Registration Now Closed

COURSE PROGRAMME

  SESSION 1  

8 April 2022, 2pm CEST

Introduction: The Global Challenge of Governing Pandemics

  SESSION 4  

20 May 2022, 2pm CEST

International Sharing of Data & Samples; Development, Production & Access to Vaccines

  SESSION 7  

1 July 2022, 2pm CEST

Human Rights and Populations Not Protected by the State

  SESSION 2  

22 April 2022, 2pm CEST

International Roles and Rules in Detecting and Responding to Outbreaks

  SESSION 5  

3 June 2022, 2pm CEST

Medical Countermeasures and Trade in Essential Goods and Services

  SESSION 8  

15 July 2022, 2pm CEST

Universal Health Coverage and Geopolitical Challenges

  SESSION 3  

6 May 2022, 2pm CEST

Treaties as a Tool to Govern Pandemics

  SESSION 6  

17 June 2022, 2pm CEST

Prevention at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface ("OneHealth")