Sixth Advanced course on health financing for universal coverage for low- and middle-income countries: applications are open now
6 June 2019 – WHO is pleased to announce its sixth Advanced course on health financing for universal coverage for low- and middle-income countries, to be held from 18 to 22 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The course is designed for experienced health policy makers, analysts and implementers, and typically includes those active in health financing policy dialogue and implementation from finance ministries, other government agencies, and international government and civil society organizations. The course is organized by WHO’s Health Financing Policy team based in Geneva with selected participation from global experts.
Since its launch in August 2016, over 7,500 participants have now registered for the English language version of the WHO e-learning course on health financing for UHC. Participants from over 150 countries from all regions and all income levels are now registered. This is a course which targets participants of all levels of experience and expertise. The course is now used as preparation for those attending WHO face-to-face course on health financing, or as a review for those who wish to simply refresh their knowledge. The course is now also available in French and Russian.
WHO offers a range of training opportunities on health financing policy, including face-to-face courses and an e-learning course. An advanced annual course targeting low and middle income countries is held annually, and a number of WHO Regional Offices also offer annual health financing workshops or trainings. WHO also offers blended training or capacity building in which a series of tailored, structured and guided contacts, are designed for countries tackling a specific issue e.g. support to a technical working group in a country developing a health financing strategy.