Global Health

General objective

The policy stream Global Health focuses on the most important challenges of the sector, ranging from health systems building, strengthening and resilience, to health financing and regulation, technological innovation, people-centred health care and the availability of sufficient human resources for health.

In order to fit with the sector's job market, the programme is based on a comparative approach and offers two different tracks:

  • The French track, entitled Santé (fr.)takes into account the specificities of the French job market (fr);
  • the English track, described below, offers large essential perspectives necessary to evolve within today's dynamic global health policy landscape.

The unique multidisciplinary approach of this policy stream trains students to implement integrative problem solving for complex global and domestic health issues, as well as attain integrative understandings of diseases and conditions that afflict developing and developed countries. 

Students take courses that cover essential areas - health policy, health economics and law, biostatistics and epidemiology, humanitarian affairs, innovation and eHealth – providing a comprehensive understanding of a sector marked by its constantly changing nature.  

Specific Features

  • Health: a Global Perspective
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Global health Law and Regulation
  • Global health Economics
  • Contemporary health issues and challenges
  • Digital Innovation and Solutions in Healthcare Industry
  • Humanitarian Affairs and Global Health

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this policy stream pursue careers in a variety of important positions in the health domain, from hospital sectors, public and private, consulting agencies, health agencies, administrations, industries, or in international organizations specialized in the field of health, as well as other community-based and research/academic institutions across the globe.

Programme

Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs:

Scientific advisors

Daniel Benamouzig is director of research at the CNRS and co-director of the LIEPP "Health Policy" Research Group. He is also the deputy director of the AVIESAN Alliance Institute for Public Health, in charge of coordinating major public operators in this area.

His research ranges from public health and economic policy to institutional governance. He studied the history of health economics and transformations in the regulation of the sector. He continues to conduct research in the field of economic sociology and political sociology of healthcare and he is particularly interested in institutional changes and the mobilization of knowledge in this field.

Professor Benoit Vallet acts as a Senior Auditor at the French Supreme Audit Institution (“La Cour des Comptes”) in Paris since January 2018.

His training and experience as an MD PhD at the University of Lille (France) allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of healthcare systems and the critical issue of their strengthening, at all levels. His contribution was engaged in the fields of care and treatment, but also in the questions of monitoring and management when he was elected President of the Medical Executive Board at the University Hospital of Lille (2011-2013).

As Director General for Health at the Ministry of Health in Paris (France) from 2013 to 2018, he further developed his approach for the control of health risks and health crisis.

Professor Benoit Vallet has represented France within the WHO Executive Board from 2015 to 2018. He has been strongly involved at both European and international levels, within several key forums involved in public policies and global health. In all of these forums, Professor Vallet’s priority has been to improve health promotion, health security, but also the implementation of the International Health Regulations, as a key component of countries capacities to prepare for and respond to health crisis.

He also took action on the necessity to consider the multi-disciplinary and cross-sectorial nature of the factors that determine the state of health of our populations and the strengthening of inclusive healthcare systems.

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