As the first school of public health in Israel, the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine at Hebrew University-Hadassah has 50 years of experience in training public health professionals from Israel and from nearly 100 countries across the globe. The International Master of Public Health degree has been awarded to more than 850 graduates from low, medium, and high-income countries since 1960, and more than a thousand Israelis.
The International Master of Public Health (IMPH) program offers a scientifically stimulating and culturally rewarding experience of studying in a foreign country and interacting with peers from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
The one-year APHEA-accredited English-language IMPH program provides its trainees with tools for examining public health challenges and formulating relevant responses at the institutional, community, and national level. The students develop knowledge and skills in a broad range of public health disciplines, thus preparing them to take up key positions as leaders and teachers in their home countries, in areas such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis prevention and control, prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases, combating malnutrition and tobacco use, and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness.
IMPH students have a wide range of cultural backgrounds and work experiences, comprising physicians, nurses, other health professionals, economists, social scientists, and those interested in public health from other disciplines. Many of the IMPH graduates return home at the completion of their training to occupy leadership positions in the healthcare systems of their communities and countries.