The Global Health Certificate Course is an international innovative course structured to raise critical thinkers. This course introduces theories and concepts including current trends, issues, challenges and debates in global health to provide a critical understanding of the determinants that shape the current global health situation. The course aims at enhancing knowledge and understanding of current challenges in global health. Each global health course produces a new breed of global health leaders who join the network of young global health leaders.

Global Health Certificate Course

Course Structure

The course employs a cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach in understanding global health issues.

It starts with a 4 day online e-learning pre-course preparatory readings then proper 2-3 days of class based learning. The e-learning pre-course materials are uploaded to be downloaded and read by prospective students before the course starts.

Topics included in this course are particularly chosen and designed to cover the important challenges the world faces today.

  • Class based learning forms 90 % and e-learning 10%.
  • Class based learning starts around 8.00am – 5.00pm with short breaks in between.

The course will touch on themes that contribute to the debates in global health such as:

  • Development -Health economics, Health Financing, global politics, human rights and gender, global health diplomacy
  • Health – Public health issues, international Health issues, mental health and Global health, child and maternal health, NCDs
  • Global Issues– Humanitarian and disaster medicine, Climate change, Ageing, Urbanization and migration, environmental health
  • Career – CV writing, scholarship applications, personal branding and etiquette, business and leadership trainings

We apply these dynamic learning activities which includes ground breaking captivating lectures, Field trips and tours, Independent work, group work- group presentation with case competitions and personal mentorship.

Course Director

Professor Don Eliseo

Professor Don Eliseo Lucero Prisno III is a medical doctor who is a specialist in global health and public health.

He finished a PhD in Global Health at Cardiff University in the UK, a Master of Science in Health Economics, Policy and Law (specialization in Global Health) from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Master of Public Health (International Course in Health and Development) from the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

He is an Associate Professor of Public Health (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University), Honorary Lecturer of Public Health (University of Liverpool), Senior Lecturer of International Health (University of the Philippines) and Research Fellow in Medical Research-International Health (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich).

Don has published in the fields of global health and public health in scientific journals and has authored book chapters. His work has been recognized by a number of international awards including the first Global Health Promotion Practice Award by the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).


Speakers are renowned individuals who are into academics or a researcher in the field of global health or any other related field, currently works for or in organizations that promote global health and passionate about global health.


Who are the target participants?

The certificate course is aimed at those with relevant academic backgrounds – current enrolment at undergraduate level or postgraduate level. These includes  postgraduate students, senior medical students and young professionals who are considering careers in global health and those who want to widen their knowledge on global health with developmental issues. We accept students with backgrounds in medicine, law, nutrition, public/international health, political science, sociology, anthropology and other fields. This is an interactive and intensive course but does not need prior knowledge of the subject matters. Students must have an adequate level of English though we accept without official language tests unless otherwise stated.

What are the expected benefits?

Certificates would be awarded at the end of the course. Also, there are available opportunities unprecedented first hand interactions at lectures, global mentorship and networking with other young global health leaders in Africa and the world. Most importantly, an unparalleled learning opportunity from distinguished leaders and teachers.

Past Global Health Courses


30 April - 1 May 2017

 B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal 

Certificate Course in Global Health

15 February - 18 February 2017

University of Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Certificate Course in Global Health

January 26 - 28 January 2017

La Sapientia Catholic University College of Medicine, Goma, DR Congo

Certificate Course in Global Health

January 19 - 21 January 2017

University of Burundi Faculty of Medicine, Bujumbura, Burundi

Certificate Course in Global Health

October 7 - 10 October 2016

Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria

Certificate Course in Global Health

24 September 2016

Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Global Health Workshop China

September 16 - 19 September 2016

Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan

Global Health Pre-Conference Workshop

August 22 - 26 August 2016

University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda

Certificate Course in Global Health

August 19 - 20 August 2016

Maseno University, Kisumu County, Kenya

Certificate Course in Global Health Kenya-Tanzania

May 5 - 7 May 2016

International School of Medicine, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Certificate Course in Global Health

May 2 - 3 May 2016

University of the Philippines (School of Health Sciences), Tacloban, Philippines

Certificate Course in Global Health

April 7 - 9 April 2016

Management and Science University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Certificate Course in Global Health (Medicines, Drugs and Global Health)

February 8 - 9 February 2016

Ivano-Frankivsk Medical National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Certificate Course in Global Health (Health Equity)

August 14 - 15 August 2015

Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Certificate Course in Global Health

August 11 - 12 August 2015

University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda

Certificate Course in Global Health

June 11 - 12 June 2015

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Certificate Course in Global Health

February 15 - 17 February 2015

Asian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar, India

Certificate Course in Global Health