Topics: "Global Public Health"
The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics, published in March 2020, features two chapters written by Queen Mary Global Public Health staff. The Handbook aims to go beyond the familiar focus on major diseases to encompass such political challenges as how agendas are defined, how core principles are enacted through operational activities, and what role the state, market, and civil society play in global health.
Two Global Public Health MSc students have seen their work published online on public-facing websites.
Ilse Van Roy has worked predominately in management roles within the pharmaceutical industry. After working on an access project for sub-Saharan Africa, Ilse decided to make the move from the private to the not-for-profit sector. This led her to study for an MSc in Global Public Health with Queen Mary Online. We spoke to Ilse about her experience on the course.
Carmen Holmberg works within a pathology lab for the NHS in the UK. Having worked with the NHS in various roles for seven years, she decided to study an online MSc in Global Public Health with Queen Mary Online. We spoke to Carmen about her experience on the course.
The role of the private sector with respect to health issues has long been contested in academic and policy debates. Should employers be trusted to act as socially responsible citizens and take steps to support improvements in health for their workers and wider society, or does the state have to step in to enforce good practices through regulation?
Among the many emerging challenges surrounding global health in the 21st century, multimorbidity is arguably one of the most problematic.
Worthwhile, challenging but rewarding work, a career in global public health is an opportunity to make a real difference. So what kind of roles can a masters at Queen Mary University lead to and how do the competencies learned on the 2-year part-time masters course prepare you for such roles?
The provision of public health can be affected by a number of factors. In order to provide people with the best possible care, professionals working in this area often need to contend with health inequalities, failing policies, and changing political agendas.