Health Systems through Crisis and Recovery

Category: Essential medicines,Ethics,Methods for HPSR,Community-based Health,Management in HPSR,Conflict,Policy analysis,Fragile and Conflict Affected States,Global Health,Health Financing,Communications,Systems Thinking,Implementation Research,Universal Health Coverage,
Institution:Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Pisa, Italy
Country: Italy
Region: Europe
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Audience: English,Educators,Health Organization Managers ,Masters Students,NGO Staff,Physicians,Policy Makers,Undergraduate Students , Practicing Researchers,Undergraduate Students,Health Organization Managers,Doctoral Students,Practicing Researchers,

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Overall goals of the course

HEALTH SYSTEMS THROUGH CRISIS AND RECOVERY Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Location: Pisa, Italy Dates: 3-14 April 2017 Website: www.hscr.sssup.it Background and nature of the course The volatility and complexity of conflict and post-conflict contexts pose daunting challenges to health workers – both national and international – who are called to rehabilitate derelict health structures. Lack of properly prepared professionals in this field has often resulted in reconstruction efforts characterized by weak analysis, little understanding, inadequate planning and poor implementation. This training programme intends to alleviate this gap. The Course aims to: • Introduce participants to the main features of conflict-ridden environments; • Identify and discuss the main features of health systems during protracted crises and recovery processes, and the most common distortions plaguing healthcare provision; • Analyse and reflect upon the challenges faced by health actors in countries affected or recovering from a conflict; • Introduce participants to recovery processes, to the dangers they pose and to the opportunities they provide for correcting long-standing distortions and creating more efficient and fair health systems; • Familiarize participants with the literature existing in this field and stimulate their interest in conducting further research. Methodology The Course is taught in English. It is intensive in nature and demands from participants a pro-active attitude. Interaction with the trainers is encouraged through the use of case studies and practical exercises. Ample space is devoted to testimonies and reflections drawn from the personal experience of trainers and trainees. For further info on aims, contents, and methodologies please check the Course brochure. Course programme The Course content is updated and modified every year. These are some of the main topics regularly discussed: • The conflict environment; international and humanitarian law; the aid system and its politics; aid management; • Systems thinking applied to management practice, including information analysis; • Communicable diseases in distressed health systems; • Health policy analysis, planning and financing in troubled health sectors; • Health-related resources: personnel, medicines, facilities, and their management; • Contributing to the recovery of disrupted health sectors, through analysis, research, negotiation, appraisal of options, and forecasting. Who can apply The Course focuses on health issues, but it is open to professionals from other disciplines. Applicants must have a university degree or the equivalent of 3 years of relevant working experience. They must have a sound working knowledge of English. Application deadline: 21 March 2017 How to apply: Applicants shall submit their application on-line at http://www.santannapisa.it/HSCR2017/application/ Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and each month a selection round will be held. All the applicants will be informed by e-mail of the result of the selection process. Unless all places are taken earlier, the final deadline for application is the 21st of March 2017. You will find additional information about the Selection Process in the Call for Applications that we suggest you to read carefully. Course fee: 1.500,00 (one thousand five hundred) Euro for participants sponsored by any organization or their employer. 1.200,00 (one thousand two hundred) Euro for self-sponsored participants. The cost includes tuition fee, reference material and lunch on class days. Participants are required to make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and visa (a list of possible accommodations will be made available). A limited number of full or partial waiver could be made available, according to financial availabilities. Selected applicants may apply for the full or partial waiver of the tuition fee by motivating their request in a detailed manner on their application form. Decisions in this regards are made by the Selection Commission. on the basis of the relevant professional experience and the motivational statement. For any additional information: HSCR Course Secretariat via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56127 Pisa (Italy) tel: +39 050 882 655 E-mail: hscr@sssup.it Website: www.hscr.sssup.it

Learning objectives

The Course aims to: • Introduce participants to the main features of conflict-ridden environments; • Identify and discuss the main features of health systems during protracted crises and recovery processes, and the most common distortions plaguing healthcare provision; • Analyse and reflect upon the challenges faced by health actors in countries affected or recovering from a conflict; • Introduce participants to recovery processes, to the dangers they pose and to the opportunities they provide for correcting long-standing distortions and creating more efficient and fair health systems; • Familiarize participants with the literature existing in this field and stimulate their interest in conducting further research.

Teaching formats

The Course is taught in English. It is intensive in nature and demands from participants a pro-active attitude. Interaction with the trainers is encouraged through the use of case studies and practical exercises. Ample space is devoted to testimonies and reflections drawn from the personal experience of trainers and trainees. For further info on aims, contents, and methodologies please check the Course brochure.
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