本計畫由臺大公衛院師生投入，旨在推動全球衛生教育，與 (1) 挪威國際路加組織馬拉威辦公室 (Luke International) 和 (2) 社團法人舊鞋救命國際基督關懷協會 (STEP 30) 之合作，推動非洲公衛在地實踐的機會和場域，提高學生國際視野與全球衛生實踐能力，透過實作驗證所學，改善現有公衛條件並提升生活品質。因目前全球新冠肺炎疫情影響，學生無法實際至非洲執行計畫內容，故2021年本計畫內容調整為(1) 遠距參與馬拉威之全球衛生工作；(2) 於台灣進行全球衛生相關課程、工作坊、研討會等教學與實作練習；(3) 建立永續之全球衛生平台及網絡，但實際計畫執行內容仍有可能因疫情迅速變化而必須做適時的調整。
馬拉威列世界最不發達國家之一，2020年受到新冠肺炎影響，受害甚深，2021 年本計畫將透過既有合作網絡，進行社區防疫及健康促進工作，以因應當前迫切需求以及長遠永續發展目標，具體項目包括 (1) 協助馬國北部地區新冠肺炎防疫工作；(2) 培育台馬兩地全球衛生及健康發展人才；及 (3) 推廣社區及學童營養、淨水與衛生促進計畫。
肯亞目標村莊哈阮給，每日生活費不到2美元，當地居民依賴農耕維生，過半人口居住在茅草屋頂和牛糞混泥土的土房內。2018~2019臺大公衛院參與實地研究發現：該村莊20%的居民感染沙蚤，其中80%都是孩童。本計畫原本預期將 (1) 協助社區孩童預防沙蚤感染；(2) 建立校園共生農場以獲得營養午餐；(3) 善用雨水回收營造安全飲用水資源，但因新冠肺炎疫情 2021 年無法執行。
於馬拉威北部姆祖祖地區進行計畫相關活動，執行策略為「台灣教育、人文思維、國際視野、在地深耕」。於肯亞基塔萊哈阮給社區發揮公衛專業才能，推動蟲媒傳染病環境防治及永續共生校園 (因新冠肺炎疫情 2021 年無法執行)。於台灣進行學生實作訓練、工作坊、研討會等全球衛生教育宣導活動，並，建立永續之全球衛生平台與網絡。"
"Background and Aim
National Taiwan University faculty and students are collaborating with (1) Luke International (LIN) Malawi Office and (2) STEP 30 to promote global health education and local care in Africa. This project aims to expand students’ global perspective and global health practice abilities through hands on activities that could improve existing public health criteria and lifestyle. Due to the current Covid pandemic, students are unable to travel to Africa, therefore for 2021, project contents has been revised to (1) virtual participation in Malawi’s global health activities; (2) organize educational and practical courses, workshops, and conferences in Taiwan; (3) establish a sustainable global health platform and network. Actual implementation of the project may still have to be adjusted due to constant and rapid changes of the pandemic.
Malawi is one of the least developed countries in the world, and suffered massive losses from COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, we plan to implement community pandemic control and health promotion through existing collaborative networks, in order to support current needs and future sustainable development goals, including (1) assisting pandemic control in northern parts of Malawi; (2) cultivate global health and health promotion professionals from Taiwan and Malawi; (3) promote community and school nutrition, WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), and health promotion.
People from the village Khalwange in Kenya lives with less than US$2 per day, relying on farming for livelihood, over half of their residents living in houses with roofs thatched with grass and mud walls. National Taiwan University College of Public Health has participated in local research from 2018-2019, and found that 20% of residents were infected with tungiasis, of which 80% are children. This project originally aimed to (1) assist local children in tungiasis prevention; (2) establish school farms for lunch supply; (3) recycle rainwater as a safe drinking water resource. However, our plans have been halted in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Strategies and Methods
I. Course design
Plan a series of public health and global health courses in combination with UN SDGs, providing introduction and discussion of case examples from different countries. Plan field trips visiting related institutions and organizations in Taiwan, and host workshops and international conferences in Taiwan. Originally we planned to take students to Malawi Mzuzu and Kenya Khalwange for practical education. Although this was postponed due to COVID-19, we still plan to connect students with global health and sustainable development goals: good health and well-being, quality education, and clean water and sanitation through methods such as virtual education and workshops.
II. Practice location and strategy
We plan to implement project-related activities in Mzuzu, Malawi, with the strategy of “Taiwan education, humanities thinking, global vision, local development”. In Khalwange, Kenya, we will apply our public health expertise in communities, promoting environmental vector-borne disease prevention and sustainable symbiosis schools (halted in 2021 due to COVID-19). In Taiwan we will lead students to participate in practical activities, workshops, and conference to promote global health education, and establish a sustainable global health platform and network."