Analysing Disrupted Health Systems (ADHS)

from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Save the Children, Royal Tropical Institute
Registration deadline: 01 Jul 2018 Training date: 20 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018 More Information

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 organised jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children 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.

Objectives At the end of this course, participants will be able to: · Use adequate tools for health system analysis in countries in crises and adapt strategies relevant to the local context · Assess a disrupted health system’s structure and features · Identify health system adaptation during crises and formulate measures to develop effective strategies and plans · Distinguish key health sector actors agendas and propose a plan of action to influence decision making · Present findings of health systems analysis

Content Complex emergencies: trends, impact and challenges, Conflicts, health status and health systems, Humanitarian aid and its politics, Data and information challenges in crises, Health services delivery in crises. International Humanitarian Law, human rights, conflict and health, Policies, strategies and plans, Main components of health system in crisis, Recovery processes, Case studies

This course takes place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Fee information:
Course fee: EUR 1900 Early bird fee: 1615 (when paid before 1st of May 2018) (This fee covers the course fee and study material. It does not include any other costs incurred like travel costs, insurance, visa, accommodation, daily expenses and others) This fee covers the tuition fee and includes studymaterial. It does not include travel costs, visa, insurance, accommodation costs and any other costs incurred.
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There are scholarships available from the Orange Knowledge Fund (OKP) former NFP, for this course. These are available for health professionals from 51 eligible countries.
Apply first to KIT for academic admission: by 15 February 2018 (at the latest)
Apply for OKP scholarship deadline: 15 March 2018.

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Summary practical information:

Course dates: 20-08-2018 to 31-08-2018
Duration: 2 weeks
OKP scholarship application deadline: 26 March 2018
KIT Application deadline other funding: 01-07-2018
Location: KIT, Amsterdam
Language: English
Early Bird fee: EUR 1615 (if paid before 1 May 2018)
Normal course fee: € 1900
(this fee covers the course fee and study material. It does not include any other costs incurred like travel costs, insurance, visa, accommodation, daily expenses and others)