IAPB, together with Australian Aid and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is coordinating a short course to increase understanding of the synergy between the building blocks for health systems and Universal Health Coverage, and its applicability for eye health at a local level.
The five-day course will be delivered in Hanoi, Vietnam from 6-10 July 2015 and is intended for health planners and program managers from NGOs, hospitals and government departments. Ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, optometrists and allied professionals working in clinical roles may also apply.
Participants should hold a degree in health sciences or international development at bachelors level or higher. Participants should be working in a planning role, in program management or service delivery.
The course will be delivered in English, so a high level of competency in English is essential.
Places in the course are reserved for participants from Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pacific Island Countries, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, the Philippines and Viet Nam. Participants will be carefully selected, based on their experience and opportunity to apply skills in their current work.
This is a special course led by Dr Karl Blanchet and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, commissioned by IAPB, with funding from Australian Aid.