This course is designed for middle- to senior-level managers working in public health from national, provincial government or international agencies and non-governmental organisations, who are responsible for health programmes in communicable and non-communicable diseases, their various administrative aspects and donor communications for the implementation of health programmes.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the key features of health systems and the ways they differ across and within countries, as well as the levels of health systems from the national capital to remote communities, appreciate how health systems interact with other sectors;
- Apply evidence-based tools and approaches in different contexts (e.g. emergency, fragile, low medium and high capacity), and identify how to improve processes related to data collection and analysis at the national, regional and local levels for both planning and monitoring progress;
- Define key measures of inequity at a national level, and use these measures to identify vulnerable populations and the possible causes of their inequitable access to health services;
- Adapt existing tools and approaches for strengthening community-based health systems and participatory health governance to fit different local contexts and sectors;
- Undertake analyses of the financial barriers to health care, drawing appropriate policy implications and identifying potential social protection interventions;
- Describe how a rights-based approach to maternal and newborn and child health can improve quality of care, identify priorities from other sectors required to provide an enabling environment for quality care, and apply appropriate approaches and relevant tools to monitor quality of health services;
- Map key actors and partners in the private sector and civil society for effective leveraging and influencing and identify opportunities and regulatory gaps.
The content consists of the following modules:
- Introduction to Health Systems and Health Systems Strengthening
- UNICEF Analytical Framework
- National level HSS Actions
- Decentralized Management Capacity
- Human Resources for Health
- Health Financing
- Community-level Health Systems and Community Engagement
- Data and Information for Action, Accountability and Learning
- Supply Chain Management
- Social Protection for Addressing Financial Barriers in Health Systems
- Quality of Care
- Private Sector and Civil Society (CSO) Engagement
- Participants Should Be Reasonably Proficient In English.
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields