24th-28th June 2019
The Summer School “Drugs, Health and Human Rights” will be organised by the Institute of Global Health, the GREA (Groupement Romand d’Etudes des Addictions) and partners (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and others). The Course will be heavily based on the University of Geneva’s recently launched MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health”, which represents the first of its kind in the relatively new field of the world of MOOCs.
By taking part in the Summer School, participants will be able to learn about and understand the inter-relationship between health, drugs and drug use; as well as the need for health and human rights to be at the centre of drug policies. They will also have the opportunity to discuss with professionals from the field during site visits.
The Summer School will be taught in English, and the MOOC is available in English, with subtitles in French, Spanish and Russian. The Summer School will be led by two of the members of the Steering Committee of the MOOC (Jennifer Hasselgard-Rowe and Barbara Broers).
Students will have the opportunity of visiting some of the international organisations in Geneva such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS, including for certain class sessions. A guided visit of the “Quai 9” Drug Consumption Room; and the Heroin Assisted Treatment program at the University Hospitals of Geneva will also form part of the week.