course ID: 2021_cFHS

Fragile Health Systems: Making sense of troubled healthcare arenas

Description

This course intends to introduce participants to healthcare provision in crisis, with examples and lessons drawn from violent and impoverished settings, misruled states, migrant populations, divided societies, and degraded environments.

Objectives:

To raise awareness about:

a) the main issues shaping the health field, highlighting differences alongside commonalities,

b) the analytical tools to be used to obtain valuable insights,

c) the engagement approaches to be adopted in troubled healthcare arenas, and

d) the relevant literature to be studied after the course.

Prerequisites:

Willingness to critically appraise mainstream interpretations and tools, in light of the characteristics of the contexts under scrutiny.

Pedagogical method:

Willingness to critically appraise mainstream interpretations and tools, in light of the characteristics of the contexts under scrutiny.

Assessment procedure:

An evaluation questionnaire distributed to participants after the closing of the course.

Enrico Pavignani

Freelance public-health practitioner, affiliated to the University of Queensland Brisbane, and to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

Barbara Profeta

Regional health Advisor for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Focal point of the Global Programme Health at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Research Associate at the School of Global Studies of the University of Sussex and at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex).