Health System assessment in humanitarian crises
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Next session: NEW DATES FOR AUTUMN 2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED
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.
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
Teaching will be through a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies, discussions, and group and
individual exercises. At the end of the week, participants will deliver a group presentation based on a
real case study.
- 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.
2 ECTS - Credits recognized by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre for Education & Research in Humanitarian Action