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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Delhi, India; Hanoi, Vietnam; New Orleans, United States; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Washington, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
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Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.

What are the forces that create good public health in some communities, and ill health in others? Why have health disparities within and across countries widened, even as modern healthcare has discovered the causes of many illnesses and prevented many deaths?

The Health and Community program strengthens students' ability to understand, interpret and compare the biological, ecological, economic, political, and socio-cultural factors that affect human health.  Students broaden their global perspective and deepen their skills in critical and comparative thinking, while gaining practical knowledge about:
  • The health impacts of globalization
  • Comparative health systems
  • Governance and policymaking
  • Public health issues and innovative strategies to address them
  • Field-based research methods and analysis.

From Southeast Asia to South Africa, in city neighborhoods and rural villages, students learn to listen to and understand multiple voices: people in local communities, governing bodies, and non-governmental agencies.

Future healthcare leaders come away with the confidence to ask important questions, analyze alternatives, and set priorities for achieving sustainable and just solutions.