Governing Global Health: The World Health Organization and Ebola

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Title:

Governing Global Health: The World Health Organization and Ebola

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Brown University
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

In this lesson, students will explore the structure of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its role in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Students will be expected to discuss challenges the WHO has faced in responding to the Ebola outbreak. This lesson will culminate with the students creating a poster to help the WHO get more people involved in the effort to stop the Ebola epidemic.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.2.1) Examine the health challenges facing the world today.

a. Collect statistical data about health issues within various countries.

b. Investigate the influence of family, peers, and culture on possible solutions to world health issues.

c. Examine the links among health, economic development, media, and technology.

d. Research how disparities in socio-economic status can adversely affect health and access to health care globally.

e. Analyze the roles and responsibilities of government and non-governmental organizations in achieving global health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.3.1) Critique health intervention programs worldwide.

a. Examine possible solutions to world health issues through available intervention programs.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.4.2) Research the effectiveness of communicating prevention and management strategies to resolve world health issues.

Examples: HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, hunger

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.5.1) Evaluate alternatives to current world health programs and practices.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.5.3) Predict the potential short- and long-term impacts of poor decision-making on world health issues.

Examples: rising cost of medical care

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.6.1) Research the needs, strengths, and risks of long-term goals for addressing world health issues.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.8.3) Adapt health messages and communication techniques to a specific global audience.

Tags: global health, health issues, health programs, world health
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