Financing of health care services is one of the major tasks towards guaranteeing basic social services and social security for poor populations in the world. Scarce resources for health care have to be put to the best possible use and the flow of resources has to take into account the needs of the weakest segments of societies. To help building capacity in this important area, InWEnt is now inviting applications for an e-learning course on health financing and health insurance. The Course aims to address the specific needs of developing countries. The application deadline is August 27, 2010.
The course is specifically developed based on the experiences of the industrialized countries. The Course targets participants who are involved in health financing issues in their daily working environment. This includes, but is not limited to, working as mid-level employee for one of the following institutions: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Local Government, Health Financing and Health Insurance Fund, Community Based Health Financing and Health Insurance, NGOs or Cooperatives involved in health care financing. Participants from Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania are specifically invited.
The online course itself consists of eight modules. Each module has to be studied during a three-week-period with a working load of eight to twelve hours per module. Only participants who have completed all the modules of the e-learning phase will be invited to the face-to-face seminar. The Course runs from October 11, 2010 – May 6, 2011.
Text adapted from email by Elfriede Bader, INWEnt
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