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Public Health & Development in South Africa

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Stellenbosch University

Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa


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.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


  • Spring

Languages: English


Dormitories on campus

Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.

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