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Fall 2014 Institute - Health Systems Strengthening: Improving Governance and Ensuring Equity

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Date: Wednesday November 5 - Sunday November 9 2014 (all day)

Interested in global health and governance?

The Centre for Global Health (University of Ottawa) and the Swiss Tropical and Public health Institute of Basel are combining forces and faculty to offer a timely and dynamic, problem-based learning experience in a one week certificate course prior to the 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health.

The course is designed to provide a platform for analysis and dialogue to interpret the dynamic social trends and their influence on the evolution of global health and health systems strengthening. This multidisciplinary course is intended for a wide audience, including health development practitioners, health and development donors, civil society representatives, students and mid-level government officials working in the area of global health.

The objective of the course is for students to acquire practical foundations in health system strengthening by:

1) Understanding current dynamics and trends in global health and global health governance

2) Understanding how these dynamics play out in local national health systems

3) Develop strategies for how to navigate in this changing scene in support of health systems and policy strengthening.

Prospective students should have, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Preference will be given to students who have a Master's degree from any related discipline or five years of experience in a related area. Students are expected to have full proficiency (written and spoken) in English.

Apply today!

To apply to the course please submit your CV, as well as a paragraph outlining your learning objectives and how you expect the course to meet those objectives.

The fee for the course is $1200.00 CAD for high income country participants and $800.00 CAD for low income country participants. This includes teaching materials and lunches. To submit your application and for questions, please contact Janet Hatcher-Roberts

The organizers reserve the right to cancel the course should there be insufficient enrollment.


Update of the Equity-Oriented Toolkit for Health Technology Assessment

Update in progress.

Equity Oriented Toolkit

Health Equity Impact Assessment

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care HEIA Training

Implementation of Knowledge Translation Strategies

Sixteen podcasts for the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH) have been uploaded on the Cochrane Collaboration's website .

Collaborate with the Cochrane Collaboration

Publications of the Equity Methods Group available on the equity website.

Collaborate with the EVIPnet Collaboration

Providing Training

In October, 2013, we held a certificate course on Global Health Governance and Health Systems Strengthening in Ottawa, Ontario.

In June, 2012 we hosted a National Summer Institute on Refugee Health at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants Refugee Shelter in Ottawa.

December, 2012, we presented a webinar on a new reporting guideline for systematic review with a focus on health equity. View the webinar here.

Capacity Building of Regional Centres/Hubs for excellence in knowledge

A 3-day workshop in Kingston, Jamaica on Health System Strengthening: Health Technology Assessment and Systematic Reviews was held on March 12-14, 2012.

Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Health Technology Assessment

Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health- Knowledge Exchange Network

Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH) e-Checklist for practitioners. Available online here.

Collaboration with key NGOs to strengthen health system in Kazakhstan

Marginalized women in India

Collaborate with the Campbell Collaboration International Development Group

Evidence for Equity (E4E)

E4E one pager available online

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