Dates: 13th to 17th November, 2017

Venue: Game Haven Lodge
Course fee: $400

The Summer School is organized by the Department of Health Systems and Policy within the School of Public health and Family Medicine in collaboration with Harvard University, Partners in Health and University of Global Health Equity (UGHE). The aim of this intensive summer school is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the global interconnectedness of health problems and to equip them with knowledge and skills to critically analyse and address the key bottlenecks in health care delivery. The course will focus on perspectives and insights from a range of health and social sciences in understanding and resolving the challenges of global health implementation.

Who should apply: Health practitioners, program managers or coordinators, researchers, policy makers and health systems planners in the Ministry of Health, non governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.

Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
• demonstrate an understanding of historical and current perspectives from a range of health and social sciences in order to analyse the causes of the world’s health problems and inequities
• utilize case studies to critique the designs and implementation strategies of different global health projects.
• apply a range of analytical and methodological skills to address the multifaceted challenges in the uptake of evidence based interventions
• discuss innovative strategies to improve healthcare delivery in resource limited settings
• apply leadership skills to make evidence informed decisions, when faced with inevitable health system challenges

Indicative Content
This summer school is a snapshot of the new Master of Sciences in Global Health Implementation (MSc-GHI) offered by the Department of Health systems and Policy at College of Medicine. The following will be the main areas of focus:
• Global Health Ethics and Human Rights
• The Global Burden of Disease and Determinants of Health
• Global Health Principles, Theories and Practices
• Introduction to Implementation Science
• Global Health Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation
• Leadership, Ethics and Governance (LEG framework) for Global Health Systems Strengthening

Teaching methods
Teaching approaches in this highly interactive summer school will include case studies, discussions, debates and lectures. The sessions will feature real cases from complex problems in global health and participants will be encouraged to analyse the cases, articulate key lessons learnt and contribute to the classroom debate.

Teaching faculty
The course has attracted world-class global health experts from renowned universities who will facilitate the teaching sessions. These universities include Harvard University (USA), University of Global Health Equity (Rwanda), University of North Carolina, (USA) and College of Medicine (Malawi).
Course fee: 400 USD per participant. The fee covers accommodation for 5 nights, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and course materials.


Certification: Participants will receive a certificate from Harvard University, COM and UGHE upon completion of the course.
Application deadline: Applications should be submitted to (with a copy to not later than Friday, 3rd November 2017.

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Summer School Application form