Health Financing and Social Health Protection

Capacity Building for Effective Health (CBEH)

Effective reforms in the health sector need strong capacities at central level in planning, implementation, management, and quality assurance as well as in stewardship and regulation. Capacity Building for Effective Health (CBEH) is an innovative capacity building format, which seeks to strengthen capacities of national institutions to jointly tackle challenges of the national health system.

The training course addresses decision-makers in the field of health sector strategies, policies and administrations from Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Vietnam. The highly flexible format provides an opportunity for South- South- and North-South-dialogue and exchange, for web-based collaboration and face-toface networking, as well as the strengthening of specific technical and managerial capacities, thereby facilitating tailor-made organisational change.

Management of Medicines in International Health

Blended Learning Course “Management of Medicines in International Health

The number and categories of usable medicines are steadily rising but the financial resources available for health services remain limited. This means that the rational management of medicines is becoming increasingly important in public health care in order to have optimal use of the allocated budget and offer health services with the best quality.

The aim of this online course, which is delivered in English, is to introduce the participants to the subject of rational management of medicines in health services. It teaches them about international agreements, national drugs policies, the management cycle of medicines, essential and positive lists of medicines, standard treatment guidelines, personal lists of medicines and treatments, quality assurance and factors in rational use of drugs for health professionals. At the end of the course they will learn the methods and skills needed to develop projects and prepare funding applications.

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International Leadership Training – Social Security

International Leadership Training – Social Security for Young Professionals from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

The ILT Social Security programme addresses the training needs of technical personnel and young leaders who are charged with the development and administration of social security systems in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

There still remain considerable deficits with regard to social security in the Southeast Asia region, especially in terms of equal access for the whole population, sustainable financing and the efficiency of existing systems. This situation represents a major challenge for the state and is becoming increasingly complex due to the dynamics of demographic transformation and rapid economic change in the region. In order to improve social security for large sections of the population, socio-political measures must be implemented to provide protection against the greatest risks such as sickness, old age, accidents and unemployment as part of the overall protection of the livelihood of individuals and families. In particular, this applies to the sections of the population that are disadvantaged and at risk of poverty, for which the state must assume special responsibility.

In this context, GIZ encourages young professionals to bring about change in their working sphere to promote the innovative potential of their institutions. Core of this process is the implementation of the participants transfer project.

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Management of Decentralised Health Services

District Health Management in Southeast Asia – Management of Decentralised Health Services

Decentralised health sector reforms demand that district healthcare personnel have high level management skills. Having analysed the need for adequate education and further training, health ministries and regional administrations in Southeast Asia are implementing ap-propriate capacity building activities. The Health Management course was specifically designed for district health managers. It is conducted in cooperation with renowned academic partners in the Philippines (English), in Vietnam (Vietnamese) and Indonesia (Bahasa Indone-sia). The four-week course provides comprehensive content and methods related to health management and it also develops the par-ticipants‘ ability to train others in the field.

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Pension Systems in Southeast Asia

Pension Systems in Southeast Asia

Why this course? The online course “Pension Systems in Southeast Asia” is organized within the framework of the Regional Programme Social Security in Southeast Asia and has profited from input from social security and pension experts from the Southeast Asian region. It will provide hands-on and case-oriented expertise in the areas of social protection for the old age population and pension reforms in the South-East Asian Context. The structure of the course supports self- learning. The online course is offered also on a CD (as a Computer Based training) so that the participants without Internet connection are able to take part in the course.

Aim and Target Group: This online course is designed for Asian professionals and executives from institutions of social protection and social insurance, for the staff from respective Social and Labour Ministries and their decentralized services, as well as representatives of educational institutions, dealing with the subjects of social protection for aging population. The course is open for anybody from the region interested in the topic and working in the field of social security for old age populations and able to follow the content of the course.

Content of the course: The content of this course is divided into six separate modules. The first four modules are based on concrete examples and case studies from Asian countries, illustrating the topic of the module. The last two modules focus on general conditions for ageing populations in the Asian context and different modes of how pension schemes can be governed taking the previously mentioned examples into account.

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