How to Plan Successfully? A Focus on Priority Setting, Resource Allocation and Strategic Planning for Health

The course introduces the basic principles of strategic programme and project design and management, taking into consideration local, district, national and international/global evidence and realities and health system strengthening needs. It focuses on priority setting and practical aspects of the planning and implementation process, through the use of a simulation exercise and computer based support. Designed as a refresher course for professionals working in the field of programme and project planning, design and evaluation, the course is also open to participants with a DAS Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries (or equivalent) and is an optional module within the joint Master of Advanced Study in International Health.

Level: Postgraduate
Programme: Certificate of Attendance
Language: English

12. Nov 2018 - 30. Nov 2018

Location: Ifakara, Tanzania
Application Deadline: 31.08.2018

This intensive course aims at introducing the basic principles of strategic programme and project management. It also focuses on practical aspects of the planning and implementation process, using the techniques of a simulation exercise and computer based support.

Course Content

The course is subdivided into two parts.

By the end of the first part participants will be able to critically reflect concepts of priority setting, financing and planning regarding the development of health systems. In addition, they will be able to put into practice principles of management that can be applied to district health services.

In the second part, participants are working in small groups and take the roles of a project design mission. Using the Logical Framework Approach and other tools they will go through all steps of such a planning process and will write a project proposal document. The group work is supervised by experienced facilitators.

Comprehensive information can be found in the Course Brochure.