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About the Course

What are the world’s major health challenges? What contributes to them? What can we do to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities? Whether you are new to Global Health, want to take a refresher course, or want to sample Global Health before undertaking undergraduate or graduate study in the field, The Challenge of Global Health is designed to provide a comprehensive but concise foundation for understanding Global Health problems and solutions. Taught by Dr. David Boyd, an award-winning professor at Duke University’s Global Health Institute (, the course combines lectures with videos shot around the world and interviews with some of the world’s foremost Global Health experts....

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Sep 5, 2020

This was a very detailed and well structured course. Dr. Boyd gave me a panoramic understanding of Global Health Challenges, the interdependence and complexity of these challenges and their solutions.

Aug 23, 2020

It was inspiring, educational, and informative. Dr. Boyd really added a lot of the enthusiasm and energy to the course and I really appreciate him for it. Overall, an amazing intellectual experience.

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By 严晨玮

Mar 13, 2017

very helpful course; introduces the basic concept in Global health and I start to become more interested in it!


Dec 31, 2020

Very comprehensive course with Dr.Boyd interviewing multiple players working in the field of global health.

By Rodney T

Dec 26, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. Dr. Boyd not only made the course fun but it was a great learning experience.

By Johnny W

May 30, 2020

Great introductory course with lots of basic concepts covered and interviews with the experts within Duke.

By Madhusudanan S

Jun 15, 2016

Excellent Course. Gives a basic understanding of Health issues even for persons from non-medical field.

By Bouhalit N e h

Oct 15, 2020

thank u so much coursera ... i'm so happy to complate this course ... very helpful ... thank you again

By Hanusha D

Jul 10, 2020

Really enjoyed it! Gained a lot of insight on global health and areas that need to be looked into.

By Rida N

Dec 20, 2020

Nice course with a great depth of information on global health especially related to pandemics.

By Ulises L P

May 3, 2020

Un curso muy completo y ameno gracias a la excelente transmisión de conocimientos del Dr. Boyd.

By Emilie Y

Aug 14, 2015

Good range of material covered, interesting lectures, very engaging and enthusiastic professor.

By eugene l

May 4, 2020

Very informative and engaging which made it much easier to persist to the end of the course!!!

By Dharshini K

Jan 3, 2021

Truly enjoyed in taking this course. Was really educational and easy to understand and learn.

By Cenk S

Aug 4, 2020

This course was amazing. It was one of the best online course experiences that I've ever had.

By Piyush M

Oct 31, 2020

The course was very effective and gives many knowledgeable things around all over the world

By Ramakanth R C

Jul 26, 2020


By Tara J

Jan 18, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would like to see more course offerings from Dr. Boyd.

By Maya F

Mar 6, 2019

great course to pursue the passion of understanding global health issues and mapping those

By Mariana C

Apr 2, 2021

Excellent course to have a first approach to Global Health! Thank you very much Dr. Boyd.

By Ahmad B

Dec 22, 2016

This is an excellent "most do" course for anyone interested in global health and security

By Ekere O

Jul 12, 2020

Excellent Teacher, Excellent material that encompasses Public Health 101 all in 5 weeks!

By Mohamed h A a

Apr 11, 2020

thank you very mush doctor , you really a good person and i tought many things from you.

By Ellis H

Nov 10, 2020

Excellent content, interesting videos, the interviews were very educational. Thank you.

By Chiara P

Nov 2, 2020

It has been a great experience to learn from around the world with the view of reality.

By Santiago X E R

Jul 20, 2020

Excellent course with outstanding professors providing first class University lectures

By Jahayra J V J

Dec 13, 2020

Me encanto el curso me permitió tener un amplio punto de vista sobre salud publica