EUCLID is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PEOPLES-UNI which is now in effect.
The People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni: http://peoples-uni.org) mission is “To contribute to improvements in the health of populations in low- to middle-income countries by building Public Health capacity via e-learning at very low cost”. Modules for continuing professional development or as part of a Master of Public Health (MPH) course, have been run since 2008, are taught by an international volunteer faculty (including graduates of the programme) and courses are developed using Open Educational Resources. Students can choose from a range of modules on public health foundation sciences (e.g. Health Economics, Health Promotion, Evaluation, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health), and topic-based modules (e.g. HIV/AIDS, Preventing Child Mortality, Injury Prevention, Non-Communicable Diseases, Communicable Diseases, Disaster Management and Emergency Planning). Seventy percent of the students have been from Africa. A sister site has further courses for self-paced self-study http://ooc.peoples-uni.org.
Peoples-uni works with Alumni of the programme to foster collaborative research and further career development. Each graduate of the Peoples-uni Masters level course is eligible to obtain the EUCLID MPH, and to enroll in the online EUCLID Ph.D. in International Public Health.