Exchange Program with Nitte University in Mangalore, India

Program Details

Through this program, U of M School of Public Health students gain exposure to global public health topics by studying and working alongside Nitte students in rural coastal districts in the South Indian state of Karnataka.

This year’s Nitte Winter School theme is “Public Health Nutrition and Health Care Delivery in India”.

The program incorporates the health profile of the rural population and the existing public and private health care system in rural areas. In addition, the program intends to give an insight on the socio-economic profile, health profile, disease profile and living conditions of people living in rural India. Each of these learnings will have background sessions and be followed by field exposure visits to learn directly about the functioning of different tiers of the health system.

Program objectives

  • Interact with public health faculty and students in Mangalore, India
  • Understand public health challenges in South India
  • Participate in public health class work with faculty and students
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