On April 30, the National School of Public Health (ENSP) in Morocco and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) announced the launch of a new Rabat – Barcelona Master of Global Health, during a ceremony chaired by the Secretary General of the Moroccan Ministry of Health. The framework agreement signed during the event embodies the close relationship between both institutions and aims to develop the ENSP’s research and training capacities in collaboration with ISGlobal.
The new programme is intended for agents of the Moroccan health system as well as candidates from countries north and south of the Mediterranean. The Rabat-Barcelona Master of Global Health will provide alumni with knowledge and skills required to tackle major health and development issues of the world population in the 21st century, through the analysis of geographic, demographic, sociocultural, anthropological and economic drivers of health, with a special focus on the Mediterranean region. Trainees that complete the programme and qualify for certain mobility requisites may choose a double ENSP – ISGlobal degree.
“The signature of this framework agreement with the ENSP and the launch of the new Master of Global Health between Rabat and Barcelona is an important step that reinforces the work undertaken by our institution and Moroccan institutions in global health training and research,” says ISGlobal’s director of Training and Education, Núria Casamitjana, who attended the launch event. For the past 20 years, ISGlobal has been working in Morocco supporting different health institutions, with the Ministry of Health as main partner. In terms of training, in addition to providing support to ENSP for some of its programmes, ISGlobal has implemented capacity building and strengthening activities through research with different services in Rabat’s Ibn Sina University Hospital and the Mohamed V University.