Technical Assistance to Educational Institutions

GSI offers technical assistance to host-country educational institutions to create or strengthen graduate degree programs in epidemiology and biostatistics, M&E and other areas of applied public health research and management.

  • Based on a needs assessment conducted at the Hanoi School of Public Health, GSI conducted ten short courses using a train-the-trainer model, which have now been incorporated into the curriculum of the school.
  • GSI is working with Vanderbilt University (Tennessee) and the Guyana Ministry of Health to develop a new Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at the University of Guyana.
  • GSI collaborated with Mzumbe University in Tanzania to develop an MSc degree program in M&E. This course is based on a competency approach to education and includes close collaborative capacity-building development opportunities for students and faculty working with health-based implementation partners throughout Tanzania. Preparation includes faculty technical and pedagogical development through twinning with GSI and other UCSF faculty.
  • GSI’s partnership with Tanzania’s Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) began in 2005. While the primary goal is to support MUHAS to expand its capacity to supply the health professionals the country so urgently requires, the partnership also strengthens GSI’s capacity to contribute to global health and the global workforce crisis. Together, GSI and MUHAS are building and evaluating this model institutional partnership and demonstrating that it leads to sustained and innovative change at both institutions.