Due to low enrollment, this course has been cancelled.

Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health and Development

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2015 Module: 
II Asian Series
June 8, 2015 to June 19, 2015

Myanmar has only recently emerged from decades of military rule with a series of limited democratic reforms. Despite some signs of change, the level of health and development remain poor and human rights abuses are common. One of Asia’s least developed countries (ranked 150 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index), Myanmar faces enormous challenges in moving forward. The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills in designing and implementing health and development interventions using human rights-based approaches. Popular among UN organizations and other international actors, human rights-based approaches apply “international human rights values, principles, standards and goals in all stages of policy, program and project formulation” (UNDP). Participants in this course will learn through visits to international, governmental and civil society organizations involved in human rights, health and development in Myanmar and the broader Southeast Asian region, discussions with public health and human rights experts, lectures and individual research. Working in small groups, they will examine a health or development problem of their choice and propose solutions to specific problems within the local context. 


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