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Organised by: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)

20-24 November 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
Registration closes on 20 August 2017

The International Course on the Clinical Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis is a five-day intensive training course, consisting of interactive in-class presentations, discussions and practical exercises and a field visit in Bangkok, aiming to strengthen participants’ capacity in clinical and programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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HARVARD INTERNATIONAL SHORT COURSE Improving the Quality of Health Services
October 2 – 12, 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Application Deadline August 2, 2017

Course Directors: Diana Bowser, Brandeis University; and Pedro Saturno, University of Murcia, Spain

Purpose: This course has been designed to improve the conceptual and practical skills of senior officials and health care managers who are trying to assess and improve the quality of health services. Participants attending this course will learn an effective conceptual framework for the design of an overall health improvement system; and learn to plan strategically for health system improvement.

Course Topics

- Health Sector Reform and Its Relationship to Quality

- Management Reform

- Developing and Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines

- Overview of Quality

- Strategic Planning for Quality

- Accreditation

- Human Resources

- Organizational Change

- Performance Contracting

- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Participants will be learning from experience gained in the United States, as well as many other countries of the world.

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Course Name: Master of Public health CRICOS Course Code: 090536M

Course Name: Master by Research (IAS) CRICOS Course Code: 053295G

Course Name: Doctor of Philosophy (IAS) CRICOS Course Code: 053291A

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Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers
August 7 – 17, 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Application Deadline June 7, 2017

Course Directors: Thomas Bossert, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and Diana Bowser, Brandeis University

Purpose: Experienced Harvard faculty developed this workshop to better equip policy makers and managers to meet the challenges encountered designing, implementing and managing a decentralization transition. While both theory and practice will be included, the emphasis will be on practical skill building.

Course Topics:
-Health System Decentralization: Policy Options

-Finance and Expenditure Overview

-Introduction to Decentralization Framework


-Human Resources in Decentralized Health Systems

-Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

-Policy Maker, Managing the Political Process

-Managing Organizational Change

-Strategic Management and Quality Management

Participants will be learning from experience gained in the United States, as well as many other countries of the world.

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