Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds IBRAHIM MOHAMMED: Health system strengthening is complex.
Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds ENKHNASAN NASAN-ULZII: Health is influenced by many interrelated factors.
Skip to 0 minutes and 16 seconds ANDRY FIDELE RAVALITERA: It is not a linear thinking.
Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds AMAL TUCKER BROWN: You really need to know a little bit about all the different moving parts.
Skip to 0 minutes and 21 seconds JOYCE MPHAYA: Different skills, different technical expertise.
Skip to 0 minutes and 24 seconds SAJA ABDULLAH: A lot of coordination among actors, partners.
Skip to 0 minutes and 27 seconds AMAL TUCKER BROWN: And the different levels that it has to work at– at the national, at the subnational, what’s the policies, what’s the global policy.
Skip to 0 minutes and 33 seconds IBRAHIM MOHAMMED: Sometimes, you don’t get the results you expect.
Skip to 0 minutes and 36 seconds ENKHNASAN NASAN-ULZII: Health system strengthening is complex.
Skip to 0 minutes and 41 seconds BARBARA MCPAKE: We can strengthen health systems. Ethiopia brought in health extension workers, and saw maternal and child mortality drop dramatically. Cambodia rolled out health equity funds to the whole population, and saw substantial reductions in impoverishing health expenditures. Mexico expanded health insurance coverage to the most marginalised, and access to services greatly increased. With the risks to global health security of weak health systems and the growing pressures of demographic and epidemiological transitions, we have to get this right.
Skip to 1 minute and 17 seconds CLAUDIA VIVAS TORREALBA: UNICEF works to strengthen health systems in 190 countries and territories. We have seen firsthand how important it is that global health professionals have the skills and confidence to intervene across the whole health system to achieve equitable results for children, mothers, and their communities.
Skip to 1 minute and 36 seconds BARBARA MCPAKE: At the Nossal Institute, we research health systems development, and advise and support learning in countries and organisations around the world. Together, we conceived this course to address what we see as a real need among global health professionals today to be able to see health systems in all their complexity, analyse them, and take decisive action.
Skip to 1 minute and 58 seconds CLAUDIA VIVAS TORREALBA: So far, over 200 UNICEF staff have participated in this course, and use it as they partner with countries to support health systems development. Now, we are opening it to you.
Skip to 2 minutes and 9 seconds BARBARA MCPAKE: Over the next eight weeks, you’ll be introduced to key concepts and skills in health system strengthening.
Skip to 2 minutes and 15 seconds CLAUDIA VIVAS TORREALBA: We’ll provide you with the skills and knowledge required to apply the foundations of health system strengthening in your current role, or to move beyond your role to take a broader approach to improving your health system.
Skip to 2 minutes and 26 seconds BARBARA MCPAKE: We aim to make you confident to start addressing the complex health system problems you face.
Skip to 2 minutes and 32 seconds AMAL TUCKER BROWN: I would strongly recommend this course for anybody who’s interested in system strengthening.
Skip to 2 minutes and 37 seconds JOYCE MPHAYA: It’s a course that will actually help you think holistically, help you to understand the health systems within the particular contexts.
Skip to 2 minutes and 44 seconds SAJA ABDULLAH: The course is very user-friendly.
Skip to 2 minutes and 47 seconds AMAL TUCKER BROWN: The examples provided are very practical. They’re very relevant. They’re evidence-based.
Skip to 2 minutes and 52 seconds CLAUDIA VIVAS TORREALBA: Welcome to the course.
Skip to 2 minutes and 54 seconds BARBARA MCPAKE: We’re glad you’ve decided to join us for this rewarding journey.