Available courses for health workers in peace issues

Health Systems through Conflict & Recovery: an Intensive Course

Course level / degree:
Continuing education or vacational training
Related fields of medical peace work:
Social justice and equal access to medicines and health servicesTrauma healing and reconciliation
Target groups:
PhysiciansNursesOther health professionals
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Main Topics:
University degree in a health-related field or the equivalent of 3 years of relevant working experience.
Open to external students or non members:
Elective or obligatory:
1.250 Euros
4th – 15th April 2011
Contact hours:
2 weeks
Teaching Methodologies:
Contact Details:
itpcm@sssup.it; tel:+39 050 882 685; fax: +39 050 882 665
Other comments:
This is an intensive 2 week residential course from the International Training Programme for Conflict Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. The Course is designed and coordinated by Enrico Pavignani MD. The Scientific Board also includes Maurizio Murru MD and Professor Andrea de Guttry. The Course is intended to: * Introduce participants to the main features of conflict-ridden environments; * Identify and discuss the main features of health systems during protracted crises and recovery processes, and the most common distortions plaguing healthcare provision. * Analyse and reflect upon the challenges faced by health actors in countries affected or recovering from a conflict; * Introduce participants to recovery processes, to the dangers they pose and to the opportunities they provide for correcting long-standing distortions and creating more efficient and fair health systems; * Familiarize participants with the existing literature in this field and stimulate their interest in conducting further research. The Course is mainly intended for health professionals working in the field, but is also open to other professionals working in (or preparing to join) development co-operation or humanitarian assistance programmes. Application deadline is 4th March 2011.