If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you.
This 10-day residential training programme for health professionals focuses on analysing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components.
Participants analyze the agenda of key actors and formulate recommendations for adequate health sector strategies, plans and monitoring and evaluation systems.
Over one billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Conflict and fragility have a severe and devastating impact on health systems. Unreliable and incomplete information hampers sound decision making, while fast evolving events increase uncertainty. This course focuses on analyzing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. This comprehensive analysis considers the bigger challenges that confront health systems in chronic crisis: the damage at all of their levels and in their main components, the limited legitimacy and capacity of national authorities, and the unique opportunities for addressing their main weaknesses and distortions. The course uses case-studies, learning from successes and failures in health sectors of countries experiencing a variety of crises. The course takes a critical look at humanitarian as well as development aid and its politics. Participants analyze the agenda of key actors and formulate recommendations for adequate health sector strategies, plans and monitoring and evaluation systems.
This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health.
- a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medicine, public health, social sciences or related disciplines
- at least 3 years of work experience in humanitarian action or health systems development, preferably in contexts affected by crisis
- proven proficiency in spoken and written English
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Last updated October 4, 2016