AIGHD contributes to the Bachelor of Medicine curriculum at the University of Amsterdam’s Academic Medical Center through coordination of the Global Health elective courses: interdisciplinary programs that focus on the economic, political, cultural and scientific dimensions of health and health care. AIGHD researchers also engage in the supervision of Bachelor theses covering diverse topics such as the role of the church in achieving the UNAIDS’ “90-90-90” treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic, and the screening of latent tuberculosis infection among the refugee population.
Together with the Amsterdam UMC (Academic Medical Center), the Duke Global Health Institute and the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, we collaborated to design an undergraduate Global Health program which provides a unique opportunity for students from all three universities to collaborate in classes and field work in Sri Lanka. The inaugural course took place in June 2018 and thanks to its success, will be an ongoing offering as part of the Amsterdam UMC’s Bachelor of Medicine program.
We also contribute to global health education and training programs at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), various professional organizations and NGOs.