Public Health & Development in South Africa
Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Stellenbosch University
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Description:This program introduces students to public health issues, development policies and political reform in contemporary South Africa. Within the context of South Africa's socio-political and cultural background, students explore the country's most pressing healthcare issues, such as HIV/AIDS, prenatal care, and access to healthcare, as well as its public health infrastructure and the challenges of delivering healthcare in light of widespread poverty in the post-apartheid era. Students engage with leading health practitioners through excursions to public and private hospitals and clinics, grassroots organizations, and private agencies in Stellenbosch and Cape Town, and also spend a week at Kruger National Park to learn about community health and development.
Housing:Dormitories on campus
Program Costs:Please refer to the IPD program page for cost information.