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15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 13 May 2019 Training date: 27 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 University of Heidelberg

Mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) do not attract local, national or global health policy attention, although accounting for a considerable burden of disease. The majority of people with mental disorders do not receive evidence-based care, leading to chronicity, suffering and increased costs of care.

Strengthening care and services for people with mental disorders is a priority and needs additional investment in human resources and piggy backing on existing public health programmes.

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 06 May 2019 Training date: 20 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course aims to provide students with the necessary tools to develop and to successfully implement evidence-informed decisions in health.

First: The module aims to equip students with the skills to systematically assess and critically appraise existing information (literature, reports, websites, databases - building on simple searches for high level authoritative evidence, or (if this is not available) developing concepts how to establish evidence-informed technical overviews).

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 29 Apr 2019 Training date: 13 May 2019 to 17 May 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course provides practical knowledge and experience in writing funding proposals, in developing essential global health consultancy skills and the do’s and don’ts of working in the international arena.

It gives participants an introduction to consultancy and current trends in international cooperation and enables them to apply concepts and principles of proposal writing, development and design within the context of international health.

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 15 Apr 2019 Training date: 29 Apr 2019 to 10 May 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course focuses on understanding health and health system impacts as well as health care needs in natural disasters (e.g. floods, earthquakes) and complex emergencies (e.g. armed conflicts). It looks at the role of public health in disaster situations, disaster preparedness and response, needs assessment methods and prioritisation.

This course aims to create awareness about the relief and development context in which international organisations work as well as the driving forces and determinants of inter-agency coordination in the field.

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 18 Mar 2019 Training date: 01 Apr 2019 to 12 Apr 2019 University of Heidelberg

Health financing systems are critical for reaching universal health coverage. This course provides an overview on the history of health care financing and the basic features of health care financing mechanisms in high-, middle-, and low-income countries. Among others it addresses the universal health coverage in regards to the Migration/Refugee Crisis.

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 04 Mar 2019 Training date: 18 Mar 2019 to 29 Mar 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course explores advanced topics in leadership as it pertains to change management in dynamic health care environments found in low- and middle-income countries.

It introduces participants to concepts of leadership and change management, including principles of emotional intelligence and conflict management. Participants learn about culture sensitive issues of leadership and decision-making, the role of leadership in the context of corruption and health policy.

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 20 May 2019 Training date: 03 Jun 2019 to 07 Jun 2019 University of Heidelberg

The catalytic role of health systems strengthening (HSS) for improving population’s health and protecting against health-related financial risks in low/middle-income countries (LMICs) is well documented. During the last few decades international donor and technical agencies intermittently used the disease-specific (“vertical”) and system-specific (“horizontal”) strategies for providing health support to LMICs. While the epidemiologic impact of the former has been impressive, sustaining results, due to poorly performing health systems, has been a challenge.

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 08 Jul 2019 Training date: 22 Jul 2019 to 26 Jul 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course covers the theoretical framework and general concepts and principles of human rights, their relationship to and impact within the health sector.

It looks at the rights based approach in achieving the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind,” with particular emphasis on health related SDGs.

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 24 Jun 2019 Training date: 08 Jul 2019 to 12 Jul 2019 University of Heidelberg

Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease are the major non-communicable diseases (NCD) which account for about 70% of all deaths worldwide. This NCD burden is not restricted to high income countries anymore. Nowadays, almost 75% of the global NCD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 27 May 2019 Training date: 10 Jun 2019 to 21 Jun 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course introduces participants to the global context for quality improvement including quality management frameworks, quality improvement principles and health care quality and safety evaluation mechanisms and tools.

Using practical exercises and case studies, participants work individually and together to identify and design context-specific, sustainable, resilient quality improvement initiatives in middle- and low-income countries.

A two-day skills development workshop strengthens individual and team skills in evaluating the quality of health care services.

15 Jan 2019 description
training Registration deadline: 24 Jun 2019 Training date: 08 Jul 2019 to 19 Jul 2019 University of Heidelberg

Research in international health is becoming increasingly complex, requiring scientists to move away from the traditional qualitative vs. quantitative methodological dichotomy. Mixed methods research represents an opportunity to build on the specific strengths of quantitative and qualitative methods and to foster synergies between the two. This course gives an overview of epistemology of research and assesses how theories of knowledge are generated and retained.

06 Jun 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 10 Jun 2019 Training date: 24 Jun 2019 to 05 Jul 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course provides practical knowledge and experience in the evaluation of programmes and projects with focus on low- and middle-income countries.

Participants strengthen essential consultancy and evaluation skills in international health cooperation through writing an individual consultancy career plan; and in teams using evaluation implementation and planning exercises and case studies.

The course includes sessions on effective writing techniques, how to design and provide effective feedback to different stakeholders and cultural and ethical aspects of evaluation.

06 Jun 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 18 Feb 2019 Training date: 04 Mar 2019 to 15 Mar 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course provides practical knowledge and experience in the evaluation of programmes and projects with focus on low- and middle-income countries.

Participants strengthen essential consultancy and evaluation skills in international health cooperation through writing an individual consultancy career plan; and in teams using evaluation implementation and planning exercises and case studies.

The course includes sessions on effective writing techniques, how to design and provide effective feedback to different stakeholders and cultural and ethical aspects of evaluation.

06 Jun 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 04 Feb 2019 Training date: 18 Feb 2019 to 01 Mar 2019 University of Heidelberg

This course focuses on practical tools and methods to improve healthcare services in low- and middle-income countries. It introduces participants to major steps and trends in healthcare quality and patient safety movements with a focus on challenges to improving quality in resource-limited settings.

Course participants learn how to adapt quality improvement tools, methods, and techniques to national and local settings with a special emphasis on managing and motivating people and designing sustainable health improvement programmes.