New short course: Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises
Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises
This course will familiarise participants with a health systems approach to health care for communities in low- and middle-income countries affected by humanitarian crises, through using practical interactive examples and case studies, and taught by experts who come from or have lived and worked in low- and middle-income countries during or after humanitarian crises.
Course dates: 3 – 7 September 2018
Health systems are devised to provide an appropriate response to the health needs of the population, ensuring equitable access and also protecting the population from the consequences of ill health. The challenge is that delivery of health services needs to be implemented whilst ensuring a balance with appropriate utilisation of available resources. When health resources are disproportionately distributed, as is often the case, the result is the weakening or even breakdown of service delivery.
Through the progressive introduction of health systems concepts to humanitarian health, there is an increasing need for a better understanding of how health systems are affected by and respond to humanitarian crises and function according to each of the key building blocks. This course aims to provide an understanding of synergy between the building blocks for health systems during humanitarian crises and its applicability at a local level.
Who is this course for?
The course is 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.
The fee for 2018 is £1,100.00. This fee will cover participation in the course and the course materials. It will not include travel costs, accommodation and meals.