St. George’s University (SGU), based in True Blue, Grenada, has announced that its Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for seven more years—the maximum reaccreditation term. The accreditation will empower SGU’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine to continue educating leaders in the global health community.
Established in 1999, the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has issued more than 700 M.P.H. degrees.
The reaccreditation is only the latest distinction for the department, which was named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Environmental and Occupational Health, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, in 2012.
“The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has achieved much during its short existence, and we look forward to its continued service to the region in the coming years,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, SGU’s new president and CEO. “The university’s programs aim to help improve humanity's quality of life and enhance the global health initiatives that are so important in today’s shrinking world.”