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Global university course launched on health advocacy

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 28 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:256
  1. Tessa Richards
  1. Cuenca

    A new global university, the International People's Health University, marked its official launch last week by running a five day course for health activists on primary health care and the political economy of health. The course was run at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Cuenca, Equador, immediately before the People's Health Assembly.

    The course was attended by 61 people, from 25 different countries, with a strong representation from Latin America and other low and medium income countries. Most of those attending were doctors already involved in or committed to developing skills in health advocacy to augment their work as public health physicians, specialists in primary care, or within non-governmental organisations.

    The convenor, …

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