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Global Health Advisory Board & Partners welcomes HRH Princess Margriet of The Netherlands

Global Health Advisory Board & Partners welcomes HRH Princess Margriet of The Netherlands

 

As honorary chair of the Advisory Board Global Health – an international advisory board consisting of experts from business, non-governmental organizations, and the professional field for the master’s programs in Global Health at the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands), McMaster University (Canada), Manipal University (India), Thammasat University (Thailand), Universidad Del Rosario (Colombia), Ahfad University (Sudan), and University College Southeast Norway (Norway) – Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet took part in the annual meeting on 16 October. The princess drew attention to an issue that is very close to her heart, in the presence of a very international company: the global problem of antimicrobial resistance and the need for internationally integrated and coordinated action by the different sectors involved, such as public and animal health, food safety and the economy. The princess welcomed the role given to this important issue in the Global Health curricula.

 

 

During the meeting, which lasted two days, a wide range of subjects was discussed. Amongst them were newly offered courses in the dynamic domain of global health, a report on the learning symposium in Manipal, India, the opening of a new global health research center in Maastricht, and reflecting on partnering experiences and discussing ways forward for the global health partnership initiative. In their presentations, alumni reflected on the added value of the master’s program and Rector Magnificus Rianne Letschert spoke about ‘Internationalization in Higher Education’.