The Faculty of Health Sciences and Earth University, in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation are currently in the feasibility and planning phase for a collaborative Global Master's program in Health and Sustainable Development.
There are currently 7 billion people in the world and despite much progress and advances, almost one of every five still live on less than $1.25 per day and almost a billion go hungry. Inequities in education, health, and other critical factors for development remain and many are growing, both within and between countries. The Millennium Development Goals are partially met and future compliance seems an uphill battle.
In order to address global problems, academia needs to produce ethical agents of change with the skills and ability to think across disciplines to find creative solutions for global challenges and to help those most in need. The foundation of this knowledge and experience requires the transformative acquisition of more dynamic competencies in global health, sustainable development, and social entrepreneurship.