International Public Health Distributed and Online Learning Initiative with Scholarship Options
  • Submitted by: Euclid University
  • Topic: Health and population
  • Keywords: international public health, distance learning, scholarship, master degree
  • Location: Banjul, Gambia (The)
  • Date of completion: 05 Jan 2016
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In Support of Rio+20 Future We Want
This initiative is in support of paragraph 140 of the Rio+20 outcome document, the Future We Want


- EUCLID (Euclid University), an intergovernmental organization (United Nations Treaty Series 49006-49007)
- The University of Bangui, a public university
- ECOWAS, an intergovernmental organization, as stakeholder and beneficiary under a partnership MOU

Description/achievement of initiative

This initiative will equip civil servants in developing countries to support national and global public health policies, notably dealing with pandemics affecting the sustainable development of Africa and the tropical belt. The goal is to train 25 specialists during the first academic cycle, and 50 (including full scholarship government staff) in the second (2016-2017) academic cycle. At the end of the 2016, it shall be documented how the programme participants are then engaged in public initiative relevant to the goals set forth in "The Future We Want".

Implementation methodologies

EUCLID will implement the initiative through its own established mechanism to develop higher education programmes that are deliverable in a distributed environment and compliant with the academic standards in effect through the supervising Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST, Gambia). Implementation shall therefore involve the ELEMENTS online learning platform which shall be accessible with low-bandwidth in developing countries.

The online learning programme shall focus on how sustainable development is affected by public health issues with a focus on those issues affecting developing countries, notably in Africa but also in small island States (Saint Vincent, Vanuatu, Timor-Leste).

Each module shall have standalone abilities to result in the issuance of specialized certificates as intermediate milestones to a full master's degree in international public health which is the ideal but optional outcome for participants.

Deliverable Date
File programme documentation including syllabi and international faculty team 2013
Progress Report on First Academic cycle 2014
Progress Report on completion of first group of trained specialists with Rio+ alignment report 2015
Intergovernmental notification on formal activation of full scholarships for officials of EUCLID Member States and ECOWAS staff 2016
Type Details
Financing (in USD) $10,000
Staff / Technical expertise EUCLID faculty resources
In-kind contribution Textbooks and multimedia resources
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