Brown/Closser, Foundations of Global Health Student Resources

Case studies for Section 8, Sex and Reproduction.

Charumilind et al., HIV in Thailand: The 100% Condom Program

Students examine an HIV-prevention program in Thailand and consider methods for condom promotion, particularly among sex workers. There is also a follow-up case.


Chera et al., Understanding and Developing Conceptual Frameworks and Causal Models in Maternal and Child Health Programming

Students learn about the Canadian bilateral aid organization’s approach to maternal and child health, specifically the use of conceptual frameworks and causal models. They explore how these conceptual frameworks and causal models might shape a maternal and child health intervention in Mali.


Cole et al., HIV Prevention in Maharashtra, India

Students learn about a program of peer education for HIV prevention in India. They are asked to consider the complexities of the process of transitioning the program from a nongovernmental organization to a government run model. There is also a follow-up case online, entitled The Avahan India AIDS Initiative: Managing Targeted HIV Prevention at Scale.


Linda Foster, Tackling Infant Mortality at the Local Level: A Case Study in Maternal and Child Health Leadership

This case, which takes place in a fictitious town in Virginia, is designed to help students think about leadership around infant mortality in the United States. It would be best for older students who have some experience with workplace dynamics and politics.


Beth Knowlton, Guatemala, Reproductive Health and the UNFPA

Students consider the complexity of building political alliances to support reproductive health legislation in Guatemala in the early 2000s.


Novick et al., Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) in Adolescents

This case, set in New York State, begins with a clinical discussion of gonorrhea and chlamydia, and moves to discussions of mandatory reporting, behavioral counseling, and partner notification.


Sullivan et al., Botswana’s Program in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

This case incudes a wealth of information on Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT). Students engage questions of maternal health care, record-keeping, and child survival.