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Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems, Johns Hopkins University

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About this Course

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....

Top reviews

By AN

Oct 20, 2018

thank you a lot this course helped me to understand so many about organizations and how the work not just on the public health level

By KA

Sep 08, 2018

Informative and challenging to re-think current approaches to public health systems strengthening

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13 Reviews

By Eduardo Espinel

Dec 11, 2018

magnific!!!

By MAKARANON WICHAIPHAN

Nov 17, 2018

This is my 1st class with Coursera and my language is not good enough as an Asian who study English as a foreign language. But I'll try more and more.Hope my studying will be better.I was retired from my teaching 8 years ago and I took a course as my hobby,hope I can do a volunteer work at some nursing home.

By asmaa abo al naga

Oct 20, 2018

thank you a lot this course helped me to understand so many about organizations and how the work not just on the public health level

By Tommys Jose Gonzalez Garcia

Oct 04, 2018

Excellent!

By IMRAN HOSSAIN MITHU

Sep 22, 2018

Good course for understanding health systems

By Kazibwe Andrew

Sep 08, 2018

Informative and challenging to re-think current approaches to public health systems strengthening

By N'FALY KEITA

Sep 03, 2018

This a very interesting course highlighting key components in order effectively organize to tackle issues facing health systems at large . I highly recommend it

By Abdul Hamid

Aug 13, 2018

Great

By Pragnajyoti Mukherjee

Aug 02, 2018

Learnt a lot. Thank you

By Christina Silby

Jul 22, 2018

It was a good introductory to health systems and lectures were well organised.