The research and expertise of the International Health Section includes everything from global health issues to problems arising from the most widespread and serious diseases, regional and local differences in health conditions and international health programmes and their effects. Among the most important themes are health systems and society, health in poor societies, disaster management, and prevention, and environmental health. Intervention studies, longitudinal studies, and international comparative studies are performed in collaboration with health care researchers, cultural researchers and social scientists.
To meet the increasing need for capacity building and strengthening of the resource base in International Health both in Denmark and in Danida programme countries, the International Health Section offers the professional master’s programme Disaster Management as well as two annual Summer Schools in International Health and Global Health Challenges.
The International Health Section is part of the Department of International Health, Immunology, and Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
It is part of and hosts the secretariat of The University of Copenhagen School of Global Health.