About Us

Public Health U (PHU) is a program at the Frank Foundation offered in partnership with the Annenberg Physician Training Program whose primary aim is to contribute to improvements in the health of populations in low- to middle-income countries by building public health capacity via e-learning at a very low cost.


We achieve this through our master’s level learning community, offered at a very low cost where our graduates can obtain their degrees through our partners and by offering free continuing education for public health professionals. 




  1. Provide public health education for those working in low- to middle-income countries who would otherwise not be able to access such education, via Internet-based e-learning.
  2. Utilise a ‘social model’ of capacity building, with volunteer academic and support staff and open educational resources available through the Internet, using a collaborative approach and modern information and communication technology.
  3. Offer education at the ‘train the trainers’ benchmarked to the master’s degree level, for those with prior educational and occupational experience.
  4. Provide education that meets identified competencies that help with the evidence-based practice of public health and are action-oriented, to assist in tackling major health problems facing the populations in which the students work.
  5. Create an educational portfolio including continuing professional development modules and awards of Certificate, Diploma, and Master of Public Health.
  6. Work with the graduates of the educational program, and other relevant partner organizations, in teaching, research, implementation of evidence-based health policy and advocacy to improve the health of their populations.

We provide education

that meets identified competences which help with the evidence based practice of public health