Ricky Banarsee has been working with the University of Mauritius and the Mauritian Government to set up an MPH course. The programme has been running since January 2012 and is aimed at students from Mauritius, Seychelles as well sub Saharan countries. Academic input includes staff from the Department of Primary Care & Public Health at Imperial College, as well as from other universities across the UK.
Staff from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training and twenty students from the Master of Public Health course at Imperial visited multiple UN and humanitarian agencies during their recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland. Over a three day period the group visited Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN, WHO and Global Fund. Two students – Praise Izinyon and Rachael Williams – presented their mini-projects at the WHO followed by an excellent discussion with Blerta Maliqi, a technical officer for Family, Women’s and Children’s health.