The 13th edition of the Health System through Crisis and Recovery course, designed and coordinated by Enrico Pavignani, an affiliated researcher at the Sant'Anna School, and Mark Beesley, a nurse and technical consultant, has begun under the scientific responsibility of Emanuele Sommario, professor of International Law at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. The training is attended by about twenty of health workers, public health analysts, and government and international organization officials from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The course aims to address the main issues related to the management of health systems in crisis situations (conflict, natural disasters, etc.) highlighting useful techniques and strategies for sustaining health care in situations of extreme instability and/or scarcity of resources. Among the various topics that will be discussed are health policy analysis, health policy planning and financing, the difference between formal and informal health services, health care evaluation, human resource management in health care, and assistance to the most vulnerable and needy populations.
The program relies on lectures given by top experts, such as Flavia Riccardo, researcher at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome; Dorothea Hilhorst, professor of humanitarian studies at the International Institute for Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands; and Willem van de Put, an expert in medical anthropology and mental health, researcher at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.
More information available here.