Maternal and Infant Health in Morocco: Women’s Rights and Family in Islam is an interdisciplinary global health study abroad program which introduces students to the social, economic, cultural, linguistic, legal, gender, environmental, technological, and biological factors that impact health for mothers and children in Morocco.
This course is offered at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada, through the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, and is cross-listed with History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies. The application period will open in November of 2015 for Summer 2016.
The program was originally developed by Dr. Ellen Amster, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at McMaster University, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with financial support from the U.S. Department of Education UISFL program (Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages). Students from 8 US universities have attended the program, and it has been featured in US News media.