Driving Question: How can I address some of the present threats to global health while promoting human rights and social progress?
Project Overview: In this module, students were introduced to the foundations of global health. They learned about basic concepts, measurements, and determinants of health, and a number of key perspectives for considering global health issues.
For her project, Estelle explored water scarcity in Honduras, which leads to a lack of basic sanitation and clean water for up to 1.8 million people. Non-communicable diseases in Honduras attributed to water cause a DALY rate of 4,540 per 100,000 people. Disease spreads through contaminated food and water tanks, and poor management, climate change, and political unrest worsen the issue.
Project Reflection: “Exploring the niche of environmental global health opened my mind to so many new areas of interest in this field. I thoroughly enjoyed this module and felt like the skills will be very applicable to other modules.”