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.
We hope you will join us for our 32nd year of mutual learning for change.
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 32nd edition, the summer school runs from 21 to 26 August 2023. This year we also offer one pre-course in mid-august focused on social media and public health practice. Go to the enroll button and register to join us.
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, and take place 21-26 August 2023. We also have 1 pre-course on August 16 & 17 2023.
Courses are accredited by FMH.
Which are the “best buy” interventions to prevent NCDs? In this course you will learn public health strategies to curb NCDs, and changes needed in the health care system, with a focus on middle-and low-income countries.
How do we estimate the potential impact of evidence-based interventions in real-world settings? In this course you will learn methods of systems modelling and simulation to capture the complexity of quantifying uncertainty to better inform policy and planning decisions.
Humanitarian logistics has a decisive impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian actions, especially when humanitarian crises arise and supply chains are crucial to ensure aid reaches the most vulnerable. This course places specific attention on the logistics management of medical supplies.
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.
How should we pay for health care? How much capacity do we need? Which is the inter-relationship between income and health? In this course you will learn how the tools of health economics can be used to understand the health and welfare implications of how our health care systems are funded and organized.
This course will use a variety of historical and current examples to discuss where past experience has been incorporated into future planning, where it has not, focusing on important lessons lost or used to benefit public health planning and actions.
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.
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.