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 residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of health systems in fragile and conflict affected environments.
While disease outbreaks or high mortality rates must be the short-term focus in many fragile and conflict-affected environments, it is imperative to start planning for the transition to the longer term development of the health system. This dual focus requires addressing the short-term and long-term needs of a fragile state’s health system. How to address these needs? What is the role of the donor agencies in rebuilding resilient health systems? This course explores potential answers, looking critically at what might be seen as best practices from a variety of fragile contexts, in order to equip participants with a set of practical tools to rebuild resilient health systems.
- 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
- ability to complete 28 hours of pre-course assignment
- proven proficiency in English
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Last updated October 20, 2015