Critical Issues in Global Health and Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH)

Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
Critical Issues in Global Health and Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH)
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25early Junelate JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.75
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Hostel, Hotel, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Critical issues in global health and global water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) provides an opportunity for students to learn about global health issues within the context of a developing country. Students will do rotations in district hospitals, learn about water and sanitation issues and challenges, and work with rural communities. Students will also have an opportunity to conduct hands-on field research on water quality assessment and low-cost water treatment.  The students will experience Tanzania at its fullest. The program will start in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania largest city, then to Morogoro rural communities, and will spend the last week in the beautiful island of Zanzibar, known for its exotic beaches. Students may also visit national parks while in Tanzania.


Tentative 2018 dates: June 4 - July 25

Students will earn 9 UA credits during this eight-week program in the following:

CPH 493C/593C Global Experience in Public Health (6 units)

CPH 400/500 TBD (3 units)

These courses provides a family or community focused public health experience in an international or under-served location working with a local governmental or non-governmental agency to improve the health and well-being of a vulnerable population. The course emphasizes an in-depth, field-based experience.

Program activities include service-learning rotations for various health districts, hands on fieldwork such as water assessment and treatment and the building and repair of pit latrines in local communities. Topics covered include HIV/AIDS, Maternal, Child Health and Diarrhea Diseases, Waterborne diseases and water-related diseases. Some cultural excursions will also be included.


Dr. Aminata Kilungo, Lecturer, Public Health 


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The program will start in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania's largest city. Students will also visit rural communities such as Bagamoyo, Chalinze and Morogoro. The last week, students will spend on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, known for its exotic beaches.


Students wll stay in dorms, hostels and hotels in the various locations. 

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