Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management


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Registration is online at: from March 1st, 2014
Closing date for registration: 15 July 2014

Prof. Fred Paccaud and Prof. Pascal Bovet of IUMS give the following courses

Governance and
Management of
Health Networks
Based on a
Population Approach
Denis Roy
Vice president of scientifi c affairs National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, CA
Fred Paccaud
Director of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, CH
Merita Berisha
Associate Professor of Social Medicine/Public Health and Medical Statistics, Chief of the Observatory for mother and
child and youth health, Department of Social Medicine, National Institute of Public Health – NIPH, Kosovo

With numerous strong trends threatening the viability of health systems implemented in the 20th century, we need
to fi nd new methods of operation. The problem is not lack of knowledge, technologies or resources. What we are
lacking is the collective ability to apply that knowledge for the greater benefi t of the population. The concept of
“population-accountable health networks” offers an answer. This general, integrated approach proposes key elements
that we believe should form the basis of contemporary health systems, defi ned here as complex systems with
the ability to adapt and reinvent themselves provided they are given the tools to do so. This means new requirements
for managing healthcare organizations as well as for governing the larger systems of which they are a part. Building
from lectures, examples, discussions and up to date readings, the seminar will enable participants to acquire a
comprehensive view of the concepts pertinent to the modernization of the management and governance in health.
Disease Control: Public
Health and Health Care

Kaspar Wyss
Head of the Health Systems Support Unit at the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public
Health Institute, Basel, CH
Pascal Bovet
Associate Professor, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, CH

The course addresses public health strategies to curb non-communicable diseases (NCD), and changes needed in the
health care system, particularly with regards to those most effective, affordable and scalable (“best buys”) interventions.
The respective contributions of the priority multisectoral public health approaches versus the main changes
needed within the health care system are identifi ed and discussed. The focus is on discussing, exposing and contrasting
the respective contributions of a “public health” (relying on non-health actors, targeting the healthy population)
and a “health care system” (health care actors, patients) approaches to NCD prevention and control.

Date et heure
Monday, 25 August, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, 30 August, 2014 (All day)

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