Investigate healthcare policy and delivery systems among disadvantaged groups in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Study how public health interacts with race and human rights.
This program provides an in-depth exploration of healthcare policies in Brazil — how these policies are constructed and implemented and their resulting impacts on different groups and communities. Students also study traditional Afro-Brazilian healing practices, especially those rooted in the Candomblé spiritual belief system. Students learn from physicians and nurses, government health officials, political activists, NGO representatives, urban and rural residents, herbalists, and Candomblé healers.
Major topics of study include:
The Brazilian national healthcare system
Public health planning and practice
Health concepts and practices of Afro-Brazilian groups
Human rights and healthcare in Brazil
Economic, structural, and ideological determinants of public health
Dates / Deadlines:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.