Development and Global Health: A Critical Approach to Theory, Policy and Practice


Using case studies drawn largely but not exclusively from Sub-Saharan Africa, this course explores the challenges and complexities of delivering health in under-resourced settings. Over the past sixty years, various development models and policies have been applied locally and globally. We will critically examine the theory and practice that underlies what has become ‘global health’ within an evolving development framework.

This course is taught by Dr. Maureen Malowany


Currently Researcher, Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah in Jerusalem and Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine; Research Fellow, Truman Institute, Hebrew University-Jerusalem; South Africa Coordinator, Operation Abraham Collaborative, The Jerusalem AIDS Project; Honourary Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Associate Editor, History, Canadian Journal of Public Health.Previously Associate Director, CIHR Strategic Training Program in Transdisciplinary Public and Population Health Research: Promotion, Prevention and Public Policy (4P);  Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University; Faculty Lecturer, Dept of Epidemiology and Dept of History, McGill University. Former Deputy Director, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford.


Trained in History of Africa and Medicine; Public Health. Research interests: history of global/international public health, epidemiology, malaria (particularly sub-Saharan Africa), infectious diseases and ‘tropical medicine’/science; scientific networks/knowledge exchange. 






See also: Elective, Theory