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Learning Opportunity – Promoting Global Health

Learning Opportunity – Promoting Global Health


Published on January 31, 2023

May 23 to June 1, 2023

Even in the happiest countries on earth, global health disparities and inequities exist. Experience the rich, complex history and social landscape of Costa Rica while examining the root causes of global health disparities. Explore ways in which health promotion principles propose approaches to
achieving health for all.

Course theories will be brought to life through field trips to hosting urban, rural, and indigenous communities and where parallels with other global health settings and challenges will acquaint students with the power of community resilience, respect, and principles of global allyship.


Monday, May 22 – Airport Pick Up
Orientation Event @ Hotel

Day 1-3 – Urban Health Issues
Introduction to San Jose, guided city tour, historical and social impacts shaping health structures, including geo-political influences on migration & population health

Day 4-6 – Rural Community Health & Wellbeing
Connecting with Las Nubes communities - hike, visit Casita Azul, peer connections with Costa Rican students, health systems and cooperative health programs

Day 7-9 – Indigenous Health Perspectives
Indigenous approaches to health and wellbeing in Buenos Aires and Boruca territories – meet healers and community leaders to ground understanding of the earth as a key determinant of health, and its preservation as crucial to health promotion

Day 10 – Exhibition & Farewell
Health promotion projects showcased at the Eco-campus

Day 11 – Return to San Jose Airport

Course Instructor

Amrita Daftary


Global Health & Humanitarianism, Global Health Foresighting, Planetary Health



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Amrita Daftary, Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Health Active

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