MOOC Developed for Urban Health Delivery in Sub-Saharan African Cities
The Georgetown Urban Health Collaborative is pleased to announce the launch of Urban Health in Crisis: Response from Sub-Saharan Africa, a massive open online course on GeorgetownX.
This MOOC was developed as a collaborative project by the Georgetown Urban Health Collaborative, the University of Ghana and The University of Health and Allied Sciences (Ghana) with support from the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative. The course delves into the complex health challenges urban environments face, and how these issues are being addressed across cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Since the 1950’s, rapid urbanization has been one of the most consequential worldwide trends to impact societies. Over 50% of the world’s population now live in urban areas with rates expected to exceed 75% in just a few short decades. Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing the fastest rate of urban growth in the world and is the continent with the largest need for resources to achieve sustainable economic development.
This course has been developed to be a free, self-paced course for health care professionals across Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world to learn about Africa’s growing urban populations, how infectious diseases are spread in urban environments and how these issues can be addressed through new collaborations in cities.