SUNY Geneseo is hosting a virtual session on their Biology and Global Health study abroad program.
The health of human populations reflects the ecological and geographic environment. This program will introduce significant biological issues important in global health through planned cultural and ecological excursions in a lower middle-income country. Site visits will include hospitals and clinics, research laboratories, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and community development projects. A week-long field research project is embedded in the course. This course is ideally suited for students interested in careers in medicine, allied health fields, public health or environmental science.
Ghana is located in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. It is roughly the size of Oregon, with a population of 24 million people. A former British colony, Ghana was the first African nation to achieve independence from a colonial power, and it has had a stable democratically elected system of government since 1992. Many African languages are spoken in Ghana, but English is the official language of business and government. Though endowed with a wealth of natural resources, Ghana remains a lower middle-income country. It has one of the fastest growing economies.
Africa is undergoing rapid urbanization, and approximately half of time will be spent in and around Accra and Kumasi, the two largest cities. Students will also visit multiple sites for viewing wildlife. We also Cape Coast to see tropical rainforest, and to visit to one or more of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cape Coast related to the transatlantic slave trade.
More info on the program here: https://bit.ly/2Psl5XP
Register here: https://bit.ly/3mmCiO7
Thursday, April 15 at 4:00pm to 5:00pmVirtual Event