Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis
||Royal Tropical Institute
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||18 June 2012 to 29 June 2012
This 10 day residential training programme for health professionals is focused on the analysis of health systems of countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crises. It is organized jointly with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Merlin and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Protracted crises, mainly those labeled complex emergencies, have a severe impact on health systems, in all their sub-components such as policy development, planning, human resource development, financing, management, infrastructure, and support systems. Unreliable and incomplete information hampers sound decision making, while fast evolving conditions increase uncertainty. Health professionals often have limited experience analyzing the major features and distortions of disrupted health systems, whilst learning from successes and failures in health sectors of countries with similar income and context is difficult, also because lessons that could be relevant to different contexts are not always well documented.
This course focuses on analyzing disrupted health systems, using appropriate tools, reviewing its main components, analyzing the agenda of key actors and coming to adequate health sector strategies and plans. The course takes a critical look at humanitarian aid, its politics and analyses case studies to develop recommendations.
The following subjects are covered during the course:
• Complex emergencies: trends, challenges and impact
• Humanitarian aid and its politics
• Data and information challenges in crises
• Challenges of complex emergencies to health systems
• Health policies, strategies and plans
• Key components of health systems in a crisis: health financing, the pharmaceutical sector, human resources, management
The application deadline is May 1st, 2012.
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