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Global Public Health

This course is designed to equip participants with a holistic approach on the most crucial public health care challenges facing the African continent and the world at large currently. The course will provide the participants with a discernment into the impact of the continuous changes that are happening in the health care sector over time. With this eye opener the discussions will lead to the participants identify the possible change drivers within their workplaces and provide suggestion on how to effectively defuse their impact. Strategic international strategies and programs that promotes human health and have been implemented in other countries will be highlighted and global health governance structures will be mapped and the role of the key stakeholders explored.

This Course is designed to equip participants with evidence – based information and knowledge to reduce duplication of endevours across programs and activities and increase efficiency, inform decision making, and improve the quality of services. The course will also combat the participants with strategies and skills to generate new knowledge, capturing and organizing existing knowledge, adapting the new knowledge to meet different audiences' needs and sharing it at the right time in a format that is useful and usable. This course provides an understanding of what Knowledge Management is and why it is important to the field of public health.

This course is designed to equip participants with encompasses a combination of competencies that prevents and promote health care services and systems while recognising the importance of social determinants of health. The course supports the development of indispensable skills to resolve current and emerging public health challenges. The course also provides discussions on innovative approaches to address the widening inequalities gap, the health needs of an ageing population, and the increased prevalence of long – term chronic conditions. The course also provide extensive public health care awareness for all including those that are at the grassroots in order to eliminate disease outbreaks and provision of quality health care.

This course is designed to enhance participants with leadership skills organisations and effectively manage human capital within an organisation. The course’s centre of attention is the practical leadership and management skills required when working in complex local, regional, national and global public health environments. The course combats the participants with strategies to mitigate challenges associated with leading complex organisations and managing people. Personal self – development and practical leadership and organisational management skills are accentuated upon.

This course is designed to equip participants with the competencies on technical and management principles that are the basis of planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs for acutely displaced populations in developing countries. The emphasis is on refugees in camp situations. The course includes discussion area on health care assessment, nutrition, epidemiology, surveillance, and program management in the context of an international relief operations. The course also stresses the acceptable international health care standards and how they can be dispensed in a troubled area because of some conflict, war, natural disasters, and religious misunderstandings. These efforts will be done to ensure that the participants will be very instrumental in humanitarian emergencies while providing health care services and prevent diseases.

This course is designed to equip participants with the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV/AIDS. It also equips the participants with the bargain to negotiate the complex political and economy when developing policies and strategic plans for organisations. Maternal health, family planning, adolescent health, abortion and HIV, and the policies and strategies that address these, are among the most internationalized and to some extent politicized of all health issues. Participants will also learn the abilities to accomplish a SRHR strategic policy review from a multi – stakeholder perspective, addressing governance and financing structures and their implications for planning and managing the responses.

This course is designed to equip participants with skills and abilities to effectively lead and manage any change interventions that may take place within the public health care service delivery. The course will enhance the change agents to build a culture of innovation and identify change accountability and responsibility throughout the organisation while implementing organisational development and training the workforce. The course will also ensure that any changes occurring within the public health system are recorded and evaluated, and that authorized changes are prioritized, planned, tested, implemented, documented and reviewed in a controlled manner. The participants will also learn how to effectively respond to the community’s health care needs within the changing business environment while maximising value and reducing incidents, disruption and re – work.

This course designed to equip participants with evidence-based health communication strategies and best practices that can streamline and often improve behavior change initiatives for public health. The course assist the participants to possess skills that support ongoing or upcoming health communication planning, research activities, disease prevention efforts, and program development and evaluation.

This course is designed to equip participants with the skills and abilities to investigate disrupted health systems in complex emergencies, discuss humanitarian aid and politics, human rights policies, and strategies and plans of key actors. Protracted crises, mainly those labeled ‘complex emergencies / humanitarian emergencies’, have a severe impact on health systems and all their constituent parts such as policy development, planning, human resources, financing, management, infrastructure and support systems. Therefore, the course will analysing disrupted health systems, reviewing their main components, identifying key weaknesses, and discussing policy and strategy options that have been effective in relevant contexts.

This course is designed to equip the participant to understanding the dissemination of diseases and the factors that affect risk of a particular disease. This course provides an in – depth acclimatisation to the field of epidemiology research in a public health context. The course further expose the participant to a deeper understanding how epidemiologic methodologies are applied towards the dissemination of disease within populations and the factors impact the risk of disease. Epidemiologic concepts which includes, the exposure of disease risk, common study designs, bias and confounding, and the importance of appropriate measurement in epidemiologic research.

This course is designed to equip participants with an in-depth understanding into the health policy, health economics, and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. More to that they would have to learn the health care project management cycle to ensure that the value for money concept is fulfilled. The financing front of the public health projects will be strongly backed by financial policies hence the participants would also learn the relationship of these two components in healthcare. Furthermore, the course will enlighten the participants on international finance of health goods, aid effectiveness, community participation, health insurance and governance of health systems. The influence that certain actors, such as the international donor community and consumer groups, have on the health policy agenda is explored, and recent influential reports concerning health policy are discussed.

The course is designed to equip participants to have strong competencies to set key objectives which they will at the end of the day measure their performance with in the results or outcomes. The course also reflects the importance of decision making for positive outcomes in areas like clinical challenges that needs decision making to take place, therapeutic, health economic and Meta – analytic research. The course also assist the participants to understand critical appraisal, taught about evaluating harm and where regulation applies.

This course is designed to equip participants with the overview of sexual and reproductive health policy in its historical context. The course also takes the opportunity to address ethical, religion and reproductive health care. It takes into consideration the changes and adaptations since the establishment of the Maternal Child Health programme by the World Health Organization. Themes of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the 2030 agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be reflected on. The human rights approach to reproductive health as well as strategies, frameworks, and tools (most of them developed by the UN Agencies – UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS) for continuous improvement and management reproductive health in public health care systems. With a special focus on appropriate indicators, planning processes, and service provision. It also addresses ethical issues and the relationship between religion and reproductive health

This course is designed to equip the participants with advanced project management which includes; conducting needs assessments, creating planning and implementation documents. This course will also impart the latest skills and apply the latest in project management approaches to drive critical cross – functional business projects to successful completion. It involves managing project resources, transitioning the project to the involved agencies, and evaluating the project. This course gives practical systems, toolkits, and techniques on how to overcome the unforeseen challenges that may inevitably emerge.

This course is designed to equip participants with best practices in gender and sexual and reproductive health to improve health care outcomes and more gender equitable societies. The course provide participants with an establishment to the links between gender and sexual and reproductive health and essentials of gender integration in sexual and reproductive health programs. The course also explores the causes, consequences and patterns of across a range of sexual reproductive health issues: sexual health, family planning, infertility, antenatal, perinatal, postpartum health, newborn health, abortion, adolescent health, and HIV/AIDS.

This course is designed to review of basic early childhood development concepts and successful implementation programs in Africa and around the world. The course also unveils the shortcoming on some programs that fails and the relevant strategies that are key for enabling widespread adaptation of quality programming in early childhood development. The course also discusses evidence – based policies that support families and young children that are needed now more than ever. This course also examines best practices in child and family policies, advocacy, financing, and pathways to scale up showing how to effectively generate an innovative, scalable intervention strategy that supports early childhood development.

This course is designed to equip participants to have a broader interface of the roadmap to effective public health care management. The course unveil the major areas that compose the public health sector which includes; fundamentals of public health, public health and policy, health care essentials, sustainable public health strategies, introduction to project management and project financing. Extensive case studies discussions from other countries on delivering high – quality and evidence – based clinical practice that contributes to health care and social well – being of communities.

This course is designed to equip the participants with the knowledge to effectively monitoring and evaluate the health care programs on how successful were they and to have the ability to pinpoint any lessons learnt within the entire project from inception. This course advocates for the best results in every project managed by providing extensive tracking system that will enable the project leaders to effect changes continuously until closure. This course imparts an in – depth understanding of the essential tools and systems required to develop and implement Monitoring and Evaluation log frames for their public health programs.

This course is designed to equip field workers in the public health sector to enable them to determine if existing programs are effective and to have the skills to evaluate public health initiatives. This course provides an in – depth understanding on program evaluation; critically analysing evaluations of public health initiatives, and develop an evaluation plan for a community-based public health context. This course is also significant to assist the participants with effective program evaluation which enables implementers, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and evaluators’ measure existing outputs, outcomes, and impacts against the program’s original goals. The course also assists the participants to indulge in a step by step process of evaluation at each stage so that once there is a mistake they will still revisit what they have already worked in order to achieve positive results at the end.

This course is designed to equip participants working in healthcare delivery to enable them to increase their understanding of complex healthcare systems, of capabilities and skills to mobilise knowledge. The course also enables the participants to bring immediate solutions to the health care sector on both existing and emerging challenges. The course empowers the participants to be stimulated to think out of the box while creating new knowledge that eliminates any challenges faced by the public. The course also give an insight into the fields of implementation science, health care improvement and the learning health systems, enabling your ability to implement innovation in healthcare while utilising the ever – changing technology.

This course is designed to equip participants with the skills and competencies to make decisions about policy, plans, and regulations of collective action. The course also provides a toolkit of good governance as a function and its pivotal role that it plays in the health sector in resource – constrained countries, detailing how it is different but synergistic with management and leadership approaches. The course also emphasise how crucial governance is and ultimately contributes to the highest attainable level of health systems performance and good health outcomes for the communities.

This course is designed to equip the participants with the major reasons why and how health policy decisions are made and how the participants can engage the general public policy process to improve health care equity around the world. This course also presents frameworks to help define public health problems, analyse and prioritise policy solutions. The course will also equips participants to map stakeholder interests, anticipate policy implementation barriers, engage in global health diplomacy and policy negotiations, and develop policy advocacy strategies. After completing this course participants will be knowledgeable to engage several stakeholders and actively participate in the policy formulation and make it acceptable within the communities.

This course is designed to equip participants with health care from developing standards and guidelines, supervision, training, process improvement, audit and feedback to larger scale collaborative improvement and accreditation. The course will also clearly distinguish approaches among public health professionals, ministry of health officials, and health care providers. The course will also provide evidence – based organised health care delivery systems making sure that the consumers of the services will receive whatever they need timely to save lives and continuously improve delivery. The course will also instigate the participants to principles and strategic approaches that can help them to improve the way they work on a daily basis. The course will help to demystify improving health care, its underlying principles, and provide an overview of different approaches to improve health care.

This course was designed to equip participants with extensive knowledge within the logistics and procurement cycles for public health sector systems and how to manage them. The course will also assist the participants to understand the key challenges of procuring health commodities and the elements they have to take into consideration when crafting the procurement strategy. The course also furnished an in – depth understanding into the major factors which includes the characteristics of the products, registration, quality and importation requirements, procurement rules and regulations, and quantification requirements. The course also critically scrutinises the all the types of risks that maybe encountered in logistics and procurement processes. The course highlights a wide range of logistics essentials and best practices of the logistics cycle, including assessing stock status, inventory control, and monitoring and evaluation.

This course is designed to equip participants with the evidence based tools and methodologies to improve healthcare services in low and middle income countries. The course exposes the participants to crucial processes and trends in healthcare quality and patient safety movements with a focus on challenges to improving quality in resource –limited settings. The course will also participants equip the participants to be able to distinguish the nature of humanitarian emergency it is and the appropriate approach in terms of decision making to take. The environment would need support and motivating the people and designing sustainable public health care improvement programmes.

The course is designed to equip the participants with extensive knowledge to detect the need for urgent health care service delivery in an environment where most of the affected people are vulnerable due to different circumstances or the same cause. The course provides the participants with the ability to understand the trauma the people are facing which equips them with a rehabilitation driven project setting by extensive engagement with the affected individuals. The course also allows the participants to make use of the available resources to kick – start the project and bring about awareness about the need for aid fully develop the project and work towards the restoration of the health care systems.

This course is designed to equip participants to cultural ideologies and practices applicable to health care and disease as a precondition to understanding peoples’ behaviour. The course also gives an overview on medical systems as cultural systems, explanatory models, and health demanding behaviours. Course participants will have the ability to apply anthropological approaches to public health care looking at case studies within the field they are operating from.

This course is designed to equip participants with critical success factors in the dynamics of family planning programming while reviewing some population reports within the region. The course expresses the major factors contributing to success in family planning programming, as identified by family planning professionals with the African continent and around the world. The course demonstrated a practical experience of different projects nature, best approach, and lessons learned to enable the participants to have an overview of the activities within the processes involved in family planning. The course will assist the participants to have the ability to plan new programs, make improvements to existing programs, and prepare for future developments and challenges.

This course is designed to equip participants with some knowledge to on the utilisation of economic principles and their relationship to healthcare on exploring the challenges facing the health industry. The course will also expose the participants to policy proposals designed to address inequality within the health system. Healthcare financing systems and universal health coverage and complexities of the healthcare labour market are also unpacked in this course. The participants will also taught how to develop a balanced view of health and social justice that will allow them to assess the inequalities and social determinants of health, and make justifiable decisions regarding fairness in the health system.

This course is designed to equip the future public health care predicament given the ever – changing environment we are leaving driven by the new technology that brings about innovative business solutions. As changes takes its cause in the first world it will be eventually adopted in the African continent. Therefore this course equips the participant with a complex rethink and critical analysis on services, methodologies, medications and facilities as they are developed and implemented. The course will stimulate the participants to raise questions about the future needs within the health care system and the potential challenges that might be encountered and how they can be possibly overcomed. The future projections made considering the unforeseen changes and the potential challenges that are associated with. Any shortcomings of the future projections with the health care will be discussed in depth and recommendations and conclusions will be drawn.

This course is designed to equip participants who are working in the field of public health care with the tools of population health assessment, theoretical frameworks for understanding how public health and social policy are developed, implemented and evaluated. The course also provides a better understanding on the relationships between individual circumstances and their social context. The course explores the ethical, legal and social dilemmas impacting public health and health and community services. The course also provide extensive knowledge and skills in in providing system, program, research and administrative support in the health and community services sectors, including health promotion and public health; government and non-profit organisations; and primary, home and community care.

This course is designed to equip participants with eHealth capacities of working in the health sector. The course will also make the participants understand the concepts of eHealth, implement eHealth solutions and address the challenges around eHealth service delivery, primarily in low – and – middle income countries. The course also express the significance of a good health information system on improving the community’s health care needs. The efficiency and effectiveness of the electronic health information systems assist the participants to timely collect, record and analyse data and share the with the relevant stakeholders remotely.

This course is designed to equip all the health care workers with the skills and competencies to improved patient outcomes through the use of advanced clinical analytics to enhance proactive health care. The course will also enhance clinical decision – support through rapid analysis of the most current knowledge databases and improved clinical trial design with the use of statistical tools and algorithms. The course will also enhanced models of personalised medicine through the analysis of large datasets which will optimise business decision – supporting to help ensure the appropriate allocation of resources. The discussions will involve the use of the web and social media, machine to machine data, transaction data, biometric data, human generated data and pharmaceutical research and development data related to a drug’s mechanism of action

The course is designed to educate participants on community – based family planning information and services to women and men in the communities, rather than requiring them to travel to health facilities. The course provides a sustainable solution for meeting the family planning – related health care needs of the population. The course acclamatise the participants to the essential elements for designing and implementing successful, sustainable community – based family planning programs. The course demonstrates popular approaches to community – based family planning, provision by community health workers, mobile outreach services, and drug shops and provides an opportunity for users to practice what they learned using a case studies.

This course is designed to equip participants understanding the context in which a disease arises, the factors contributing to its spread, and the natural course of the disease. The course also provide participants with a broad collection of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention, health promotion, and health legislation to screening for early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation. The course will also utilise communicable and non-communicable disease as practical models to demonstrate different aspects and principles of disease control. There will be also an in – depth discussion of diseases relevant to public health, such as HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Nutritional deficiencies, smoking, and refugee health care.

This course is designed to equip participants with an improved understanding and awareness on how gender inequalities impact on the health of women and men and transgender people, including their access to healthcare. The course also hoist awareness about how services can be provided so that they take account of the needs and experiences of women and men; a specific focus to be given to addressing attitudes and stereotypes, and how people think and act as a result of learned gender roles. The course intensify the application of gender mainstreaming tools can be used to provide gender – sensitive health services, so that services are provided in equal and non – discriminatory approaches. Finally it provides the capacity for the planning and delivery of health care services by focusing on the gender specific health needs of women and men.

This course is designed to equip the participants with the knowledge to effectively manage health care projects in environments that have limited access to all the resources needed. This course gives the participant a toolkit to make good decisions while saving people’s lives by changing the quality of health care they will be receiving. This course expose the participant to employ strategies that will provide access to the needed health care resources and effectively manage them. The major focal areas will be health care services in economically challenges countries, humanitarian emergencies and places that are affected by both communicable and non – communicable diseases.

The course is designed to equip participants with additional knowledge in the design, analysis and interpretation of systematic reviews of health research. Participants will be given grounding in all aspects involved in conducting a systematic review and Meta – analysis, and will have the opportunity to gain practical experience of the tasks involved.

This course is designed to equip participants with knowledge in public health systems, public health policy development, and fundamental management concepts for managing public health organisations. The course also covers the history of public health, public health policy – making, advocacy, and basic principles of finance and human resource management in public health organisations. Strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes will be discussed.

This course is designed to equip participants with some knowledge in analysing the relationships between international public health strategies, national and local public health policies and systems development. This course focuses on health systems frameworks, behaviour of institutions and stakeholders, the major innovations in financing and delivering health services, and on how health systems are responding to international public health changes.