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Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems

Welcome to our course on Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems for Global Health. During the course we will provide you with an overview of the main...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 9h 43m
Language: English

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Description

Welcome to our course on Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems for Global Health. During the course we will provide you with an overview of the main elements or building blocks of a health system based on the World Health Organization’s guidance. You will have the opportunity to explore four main areas of health systems in global health with particular reference to low and middle income countries. The first area focuses on understanding health service organizations, the challenges. Our second module looks at WHO’s six major building blocks or health systems components with particular reference to primary health care and the need for community participation in planning, delivery and assessment of these systems components. in our third module we examine the specific systems component of human resource development and capacity building. The fourth area consists of health policy making and advocacy with stakeholders. This course is geared toward learners who are already involved in managing health and development programs on the ground in low and middle income countries or who are preparing for such a management role. The main lectures will span a four-week period with approximately 2-4 hours of viewing learning materials per week. We have one peer graded essay wherein you will use skills in ‘organizational’ diagnosis to better understand a challenge in an organization where you are or have worked. There are also quizzes. We hope you will engage with your fellow learners in discussion forums to learn from each other.

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Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Public Health knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems course cost? Is it worth it?

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Does the Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

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Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

YES, you can get a scholarship or Financial Aid for Coursera courses. The first step is to fill out an application about your educational background, career goals, and financial circumstances. Learn more about financial aid on Coursera.

Who is the instructor? Is William Brieger, DrPH a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

William Brieger, DrPH has created 4 courses that got 47 reviews which are generally positive. William Brieger, DrPH has taught 25660 students and received a 4.67 average review out of 47 reviews. Depending on the information available, William Brieger, DrPH is a TRUSTED instructor.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
William Brieger is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) in international health from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a Professor in the Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and also serves as JHPIEGO’s Senior Malaria Specialist. Bill taught at the African Regional Health Education Center at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, from 1976 to 2002. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in the social and behavioral aspects of tropical disease control and prevention, with special emphasis on malaria, onchocerciasis and guineaworm. He has served as a consultant for the International Health Programs Office and the Malaria Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as malaria expert for the VOICES malaria advocacy project of The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communications Programs, and consultant to the World Bank, the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control, Unicef and various USAID implementing partners in the areas of tropical disease control, HIV/AIDS prevention, program evaluation and community participation. Bill is a member of the Mectizan Expert Committee that advises Merck’s Mectizan Donation Program onchocerciasis control efforts. Bill participated in the development and field testing of the original Roll Back Malaria Needs Assessment Instruments, developed background documents for the Abuja Summit, provided consultation on overcoming bottlenecks in Global Fund malaria grants in Nigeria, conducted malaria needs assessments in Ghana and Burkina Faso and provided team building training for the National Malaria Program in Mali, and participates in the RBM Harmonization Working Group. In addition, he teaches three internet-based courses: training methods/continuing education for health workers, urban health and social and behavioral foundations of primary health care in the distance education program of The Johns Hopkins University, and is one of the coordinators of the internet-based Certificate in Global Health of the Department of International Health. He has published more than 140 scientific articles including ones focused on the social and cultural aspects of disease control, training of community health workers and peer educators, and community participation strategies in disease control efforts ranging from including malaria, onchocerciasis and guinea worm. Bill also serves on the Editorial Boards of several peer reviewed journals and provides manuscript reviews for many scientific publications. At JHU he teaches courses on social and behavioral foundations of primary health care, training methods and continuation and urban health in developing countries.

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Language: English

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