Global public health issues pose major challenges to governments and health services providers. Mass migration, natural disasters, and failing governance structures have heightened the need for professionals able to enhance healthcare access; manage the delivery of robust disease-specific programs, drugs, and medical supplies; and develop functioning healthcare systems.
On this program you will gain comparative perspectives and professional skills in health policy, design, administration, and management in countries with serious health challenges and diverse delivery models. Kenya has a high burden of tuberculosis and TB/HIV coinfection and a huge burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases. SIT Kenya in Kisumu has a strong collaboration with Kenya Medical Research Institute at the Centre for Global Health Research, which also hosts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Likewise, in New Delhi, a city with a burgeoning population and diverse health systems, SIT India has an excellent pool of resources, organizations, and experts including the South East Asia Regional Office of the World Health Organization. You will visit healthcare delivery institutions in rural and urban India and hear from health workers and community leaders about healthcare delivery, policy, design, administration, and management. During your final semester, self-design a practicum in a location of your choosing, based on your own academic and professional goals. Our faculty will help guide you through SIT’s extensive network of partners across continents.