Strengthening Human Resources for Health Course


This course is designed to address the priority of human resources development in reaching the Millennium Development Goals by providing participants with innovative ways to address human resources policy and management issues. Individuals and country teams will learn from experts and peers and will develop draft country strategic plans for human resources for the public and private sectors. The course will be held August 20 – 31 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Applications are due by June 20, 2007.

Participants will learn about:

  • assessing problems related to human resource development;
  • new strategies to overcome barriers such as brain drain and poor motivation;
  • a decentralization framework;
  • using funding for disease priorities for human resources strengthening activities;
  • relevant experiences in other countries; and
  • critical leadership, negotiation and conflict resolution strategies.

The program is designed for experienced, senior public health officials and staff in developing and transitional economies who are involved in managing [staff], developing strategies and setting policy for human resources development. Applicants from both government and non-governmental organizations will benefit from this course.

Adapted from course announcement.

For more information and to apply, see the course announcement.

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