Skip to main content

Partnering for the Planet


About This Course

St. George's University (SGU) presents the course, Partnering for the Planet, as part of its One Health, One Medicine Open Access course series. This course is being offered by the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine as it celebrates 25 years of public health education, research and service excellence.

Collaborative efforts and partnerships are essential in addressing the health challenges posed by a changing climate. As we face a consensus on the world's shifting climate, it becomes increasingly clear that only through united actions and shared expertise can we effectively combat the diverse impacts, such as erratic weather patterns, heat waves, flooding, and air pollution, that threaten public health. By fostering strong collaborations across sectors, we can better safeguard critical determinants of health including clean air, safe drinking water, adequate food supply, and secure shelter, thereby creating a healthier planet for current and future generations.

Students in the 4-week course will interact with SGU’s faculty and partners from UN DESA, WHO/PAHO, and UN FCCC as the topic of collaboration and partnership for climate solutions is discussed.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to define and explain the concept of partnership, including its key characteristics and significance in various contexts.
  • How to describe the partnership approach, understanding its application and effectiveness in collaborative endeavors and problem-solving scenarios.
  • How to analyze and discuss the impact of planetary conditions on human health, recognizing the interdependence between environmental health and public health.
  • How to identify and elaborate on the various factors that contribute to planetary health, understanding their roles and influences on the global ecosystem.
  • The OHOM concept, focusing on the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the environment, and how this perspective is crucial for holistic health and environmental management.

Course Staff

Course Staff Image #1

Mayra Santaella; UNFCCC

Course Staff Image #2

Darian Stibbe; UN DESA

Course Staff Image #2

Daniel Buss; WHO/PAHO

Course Staff Image #2

Satesh Bidaisee; St. George's University