We hope you will join us for our 33rd year of mutual learning for change. The 2024 Edition will be held from 19 to 24 August!
At the SSPH+ Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management in Lugano, practitioners, researchers, and graduate students come together from all over the world for a unique learning experience focused on public health impact.
The focus on public health policy, economics, and management combined with the diversity of participants and facilitators has provided for a rich learning environment for over three decades so far.
Professionals and managers of health administrations, hospitals, NGOs, and other health services and facilities, policy-makers, healthcare providers, and students.
We aim to reduce the gap between public health theory and practice. Based in Switzerland, facilitators, and participants from all over the world come together each year to exchange knowledge, experience, research and know-how, build networks and improve public health capacity and impact globally.
This year our programme takes place both online and on-site in Lugano and a few hub locations around the world. See the course and plenary programme to learn more about options for participation in Lugano or online.
For its 33rd edition, the summer school runs from 19 to 24 August 2024. Registration will open in early January.
Meet the Faculty and the Steering Committee of the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management.
We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish since our first programme launched back in 1991.
Courses and lectures since inception
Countries last year
Former and current participants worldwide
Courses are offered online and/or on-site.
Courses are accredited by FMH.
The 2024 programme is under development and more courses will be announced soon.
Which are the “best buy” interventions to prevent NCDs? In this course you will learn public health strategies to prevent and control NCDs, and changes needed in the health care system, with a focus on middle-and low-income countries.
How can we review evidence to inform our work? In this course you will learn about the types of evidence reviews relevant for public health practice and research, including – among the others- systematic and scoping reviews
Public health policy, practice, and research entail numerous ethical challenges. How should one decide what the right thing to do is? This course will equip participants with the tools, skills, and know-how that are necessary to assess and deal with ethical challenges.
In this course you will learn how to conduct rapid needs assessments to support goal setting and prioritize actions, develop key indicators of the health status of a population and utilise human-centered design and behavioral science in a multi-stakeholder environment, to plan, coordinate and design services that really matter to and work well for communities
This course will illustrate different ways and methods for effective and efficient knowledge transfer and exchange in public health, using practical examples from around the world and from a variety of health challenges
How much do we spend on health and what are we achieving? This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities of tracking expenditures and assessing efficiencies to meet strategic objectives and inform policy and health system reforms.
In this highly interactive course designed for people in all types of settings, we will focus on developing a robust understanding of the implications, constraints and opportunities in the application of digital health in a health system
Gain unique perspectives and insights on pressing public health challenges and potential solutions from experts working in practice, policy and academia in high-, middle- and low-income settings.
Learn about pressing subjects in today's public health ecosystem, gaining insights for practice, policy and research.
All plenary sessions take place live, online and on-site and include an interactive Q&A session.
Everyone interested in participating is welcome to attend.