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An Approach to Strengthening Health Systems

An Approach to Strengthening Health Systems 2017

This five-day course focuses on improving the productivity and efficiency of health systems. Participants will learn how to identify challenges and opportunities in the current health systems functioning in their domain, understand linkages between health system, policy and research, and learn how to improve or re-engineer any health system to make it more efficient.

An Approach to Strengthening Health Systems will teach participants how to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the health systems and how to establish optimum controls while laying down the system.

14 Aug 2017


5 days

An Approach to Strengthening Health Systems 2017

IMDP Courses Course

Benefits of Training

  • Provide benefits at the national and provincial level health programme administration and delivery
  • Increase the competence of the participants to improve, modify and re-engineer systems
  • Strengthen and modify systems with greater involvement and participation of concerned shareholders
  • Improve their ability to bring in the desired changes in their respective programmes
  • Ensure effective implementation of the newly strengthened health systems
  • Understand the importance of documentation, certifications and knowledge management

Who Should Attend

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.

Programme Content

  • Day 1
    • Welcome and introduction to An Approach to Strengthening Health Systems
    • Understanding stakeholders needs and delivering performance on key elements of health systems
    • Linking health systems with policy, practices and research
    • Understanding the systems framework
  • Day 2
    • Key elements of a system and using the flow charting for defining the same
    • Defining process and output indicators
    • Overcoming constraints and bottlenecks
  • Day 3
    • Calculating the process cycle time
    • Identifying data collection points, checkpoints and controls
    • Making improvements vs. re-engineering
  • Day 4
    • Implementation challenges
    • Importance and role of leadership and governance
    • Understanding the concept of accountability
    • Managing external influences and bottlenecks
  • Day 5
    • Importance of capacity building
    • Importance of discipline
    • Documentation, certifications and knowledge management
    • Action planning
    • Closing


Rajesh Kapoor and Swati Devgon

Course Fee: 1,650 USD

Residential package fee available at 2,610 USD (course fee + 960 USD for accommodation and breakfast).