Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health Instructor Guide

January 29, 2009

Instructor Guide (PDF, 327K)

Since 2004, the Center for Global Development has been collecting success stories in global health – remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries have succeeded – and releasing them in the book Millions Saved: Case Studies in Global Health (now printed in two editions, with a third edition expected in 2015).  The book illustrates that many global health challenges, while daunting, are in fact solvable, and can be achieved in the relatively near term with appropriate policies, programs, priority setting, and resource allocation.  Millions Saved is currently required reading at over 60 universities around the world.

This guide is intended to help instructors optimize the use of the Millions Saved case studies in their classrooms. It is written for instructors leading introductory classes in international health, either at the undergraduate or graduate level. In the guide, we identify learning objectives for each module, and suggest in-class discussion questions to spark a classroom conversation; we also provide homework questions, designed to stimulate thinking about the broader meaning of the case, and suggest a couple of options for student research projects.

With hope, students can learn from the successes highlighted in Million Saved, apply these lessons to other health issues, and ultimately save millions more lives. 

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