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CCHM - Canadian College of Humanitarian Medicine

Humanitarian Public Health

Humanitarian public health is the field devoted to the study and improvement of physical health of all people - especially those who are largely forgotten. It is a field that relies upon several associated disciplines for its effectiveness, including sociology, medicine, nursing, biostatistics and political science. International public health is in every sense a global subject. The interconnected nature of our world today means that everyone has a stake in international public health, for whatever aids or depresses the health of even the humblest, most remote people ultimately influences us all.

Competency Objectives
At the completion of this course, participants will in the context of a low-resource community be able to:
• Advocate for literacy and general education
• Advocate for economic development
• Effectively promote health through the most potent interventions
• Effectively intervene against the leading causes of death and disability

Upon completion the graduate will receive a certificate which can be applied towards any full professional diploma program and is eligible for registration with the World Organization of Natural Medicine as a Practitioner of Humanitarian Service.