Twenty eight students from China learned about health disparities as part of a two-week global health diploma program offered jointly by the Duke Global Health Institute and Peking University (PKU) this month.
The courses highlight the fundamentals of global health, health systems, ethics and health promotion. The courses are co-taught by DGHI and PKU faculty. DGHI faculty include Shenglan Tang, Jeffrey Moe and Jim Zhang.
“We really enjoyed sharing our perspectives and working closely with the students to share with them an ethical framework to examine difficult questions of equity, rights, justice and the values of our communities and conceptions of the common good,” said Moe, who taught the global health ethics class. “The students are bright, articulate and even appreciated my dry humor; occasionally it took a little extra explaining to get the joke. I look forward to continuing work with my colleagues at PKU and hopefully teaching the students again next year.”
This is the sixth year the program has been offered in Beijing at PKU, one of DGHI’s partners in China. The program was established in 2009 as one of the first of its kind, bringing a different teaching style to the Chinese classroom and more knowledge about global health challenges.