With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.
Events in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Wednesday, December 11
As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.
Need a break from studying? Feeling stressed or anxious about exams? Come by the Pitt Global Hub for a 15-minute guided meditation session. Students will learn mind/body stress reduction skills through mindfulness meditation, a form of attention training which involves intentional, non-judgmental observation of the present moment.
Sessions will be led by YogaU Owner, Laurel Chiappetta.
Join us for a conversation with Marcus Merkel where he will discuss his experiences, German reunification after 30 years, and more. A general discussion will follow soon after.