A well-functioning health system is required to uphold certain needs and expectations of the society. It does this by improving the health status of individuals and communities, defending them against health threats, offering protection against financial consequences brought about by sicknesses and ensuring provision of access to care. It is important to ascertain the components of one such functioning sector.
M&E, Data Management &Analysis for Health Sector programmes
Monitoring and evaluation skills are crucial to the designing and implementation of programs, analyzing data and conducting advocacy for health programs and populations. It is important to learn how to use geographical information systems in the integration, visualization and analysis of geographical data that will facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of related health programs.
Trauma Support and Counselling
It is important to be equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills and values to identify clients exposed to traumatic events and provide trauma support services in the immediate aftermath of traumatic events, under supervision of an appropriately trained/registered mental health professional. It is also important to understand concepts of First Aid, the principles of trauma recovery sessions, and effective treatments for people suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Analyzing Disrupted Health Systems
Health professionals should get engaged with the analysis of health systems in countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crisis. It is important to analyze disrupted health systems in complex emergencies, discuss humanitarian aid and politics, human rights policies, and strategies and plans of key actors.
Hospital Administration Management
It is important to understand the concept of hospital administration and management and also to analyze the roles and challenges of various components of a hospital. Management principles and approaches used in hospitals as well as the quality of the management models are very crucial and should thus be followed. It is also important to appreciate the role of HMIS in hospitals and how to generate, analyze and use information for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health outcomes. Lastly, it is crucial