We are very excited to announce our new mobile-friendly website which is now live – please go and visit it, and share it with colleagues who may benefit from Peoples-uni courses and Programmes. Our new flyer is also available on the site.
On completion of the summer semester (2017a), the number of our Masters-level award graduates rose to 130 – Congratulations to our latest four graduates from Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria! They will again join our now sizable Alumni Network where our Masters-level Programme alumni are supporting each other to undertake research and the next steps of their public health careers. Many of our alumni have already progressed considerably in their work and careers. And many have also joined us as volunteer tutors and student support officers to support current and future students. Thus our community is growing and building more much needed public health capacity in low- and middle-income countries.
Our new 2017b semester is already in full swing. Thanks again to all our volunteer tutors who are teaching the student groups on each of our modules, and to our student support officers, who offer extra academic skills support.
On our Open Online Courses site, we have just started piloting a bespoke course on Non-Communicable Diseases, together with our partners at the Ugandan Protestant Medical Bureau, supported by the Uganda UK Health Alliance team (UUKHA). The course is offered as continuous professional development (CPD); professionals can thus study and earn CPD credits online.
In September, we also held a webinar with UUKHA to introduce Peoples-uni to UUKHA members. Debs Thompson and Judith Strobl were joined by Daniel Iroegbu, one of our latest graduates from Nigeria, who reported how the Peoples-uni Programme has supported his work and development as a public health professional.