Uganda: Global Health
Veterinarians have an increasingly important role to play in addressing the grand global challenges of the 21st century, particularly in areas such as infectious disease control, antimicrobial resistance, food security and global health. An increasing human population, urbanization, increasing demand for livestock products and climate change will place greater pressures on the environment, human and animal health and livelihoods. Tackling these challenges effectively will require multidisciplinary approaches with consideration given to the broader systems that encompass health.
This international faculty-led selective to Uganda will introduce DVM students to global health issues and challenges. It will allow students to develop an understanding of key concepts, tools and frameworks essential for continued study in global health. This selective will highlight the importance of understanding and addressing global health through multidisciplinary frameworks and collaborations. The selective will involve classroom-based teaching (twinned with Ugandan veterinary students), labs, field visits and group assignments. There will also be engagement with various Ugandan veterinary and health institutions.