Short course Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises 2021

Participants will familiarise with a health systems approach to health care for communities in low/middle-income countries affected by humanitarian crises, through case studies and taught by experts coming from or have lived in low/middle-income countries during or after humanitarian crises.

Information

Period

21 June 2021 - 25 June 2021
2 ECTS credits
30 Teaching hours
Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including: 30 hours of face-to-face teaching through a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies, discussions, and group and individual exercises. 10 hours of self-study time including reading, writing and group interactions

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

7 June 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE 2 weeks before the start of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course.

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-
Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-
There is no available scholarship for this programme.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Define concepts related to health systems and the six building blocks of the WHO framework

• Assess the main characteristics of humanitarian health interventions and relate them to health system challenges in various areas: financing, human resources, health information system, governance, service delivery and technology

• Apply the health system assessment guideline tool in order to translate a local situation analysis into concrete humanitarian interventions

Audience

Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences.
Professionals from other sectors who wish to increase their understanding of the humanitarian sector for a potential career change.
Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a post-graduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.

The course is specifically intended for policy makers, UN staff, NGO coordinators and health service managers working in low and middle-income countries affected by humanitarian crises or intending to work in this field in the near future.

Programme

  • Introduction to health systems, system thinking, the role of governance, and the Health Systems Assessment tool
  • Health service delivery and quality
  • Health workforce, health technologies, and health information systems
  • Health systems financing
  • Presentation of the Health System Assessment using a real-life case study

Director(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

Admission criteria

Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport

More information about the admission process can be found on our application page.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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