About Us

Public Health U (PHU) is a program at the Frank Foundation 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 provide free continuing education for public health professionals to further support their professional development through our partners.


PHU proudly offers specialized programs:


  • Master’s in Public Health 
  • Ph.D. in Global Health 
  • Master’s in Health Professional Education



  1. Provide public health education to professionals in health-related institutions in low- to middle-income countries through e-learning platforms, ensuring they can access high-quality public health education regardless of geographic location or financial constraints.
  2. Utilize a “social model” of capacity building with volunteer academics, support staff, and open educational resources using a collaborative approach.
  3. Provide “train the trainers” education across all our programs, designed for individuals with prior educational and occupational experience, and benchmarked to industry standards.
  4. Provide competency-based education aimed to assist in tackling major health problems faced in the students’ settings.
  5. Raise awareness among students and facilitators about the importance of implementing evidence-based public health education and practice.
  6. Create an educational portfolio for the Master’s-level degree in Public Health, including continuing professional development awards and certificates namely ; Public Health Basic Certificate, Public Health Progress Certificate, and Public Health Advanced Certificate.
  7. Work with alumni, partner organizations, and volunteers to continue teaching, producing research, and supporting the implementation of evidence-based policies to improve the health of their populations.

We provide education

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