The Global Health Pharmacy Certificate Course is an innovative course set to raise critical thinkers, specifically pharmacists in the field of Global Health.
The present course director and lecturer is Professor Don Eliseo Lucero Prisno III of the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Don has published in the fields of global health and public health in scientific journals and has authored book chapters and 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 can be an individual who is an academic 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.
Founder, Lighthouse Global Health Initiative
Provost College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Head of Department, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
College of Medicine, UIC, USA
Who are the target participants?
The certificate course is aimed at pharmacy students, recent graduates of pharmacy and practicing pharmacists who are considering careers in global health or are planning to go on further studies in public health and global health and those who want to widen their knowledge on global health and development issues.
What is the nature of the course?
This is an interactive and intensive course but does not need prior knowledge of the subject matters. The course will introduce 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 and the important role expected of pharmacists to play.
What will be the course topics?
Topics included in this course are particularly chosen and designed to cover the important challenges the world faces today. The course will touch on themes that contribute to the debates in global health pharmacy such as global access to medicines, globalization and medicines, global drug pricing, global health logistics, global drug resistance, orphan drugs, global pharmacovigilance, neglected tropical diseases etc.
What are the expected benefits?
Certificates would be awarded at the end of the course. Also, there are available opportunities for mentorship and networking with other young global health leaders in Africa. Most importantly, knowledge is gained. Knowledge is power!