The World Health Organization Country Office Namibia is pleased to announce its first Course on Universal Health Coverage to be held from 28 September until 2 October 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia.
Universal health coverage has a direct impact on a population’s health. Access to health services enables people to be more productive and active contributors to their families and communities.At the same time, financial risk protection prevents people from being pushed into poverty when they have to pay for health services out of their own pockets. Universal health coverage is thus a powerful component of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and poverty reduction, and a key element of any effort to reduce social inequities. Universal coverage is the hallmark of a governments’ commitment to improve the wellbeing of all its citizens.
This week-long training programme will provide the participants not only with an understanding of the basic concepts of Universal Health Coverage, its components and theoretical framework but also provide the participants with relevant practical examples on how some low and middle income countries have moved towards Universal Health Coverage. After the course, participants will have acquired knowledge and skills to build and reinforce capacities for design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of participants’ country UHC programmes. This course will be taught through didactic lectures and presentations, interactive sessions, country case studies and presentations made by the participants about their countries.
This training is designed for international professionals interested in learning about, working with or seeking to work with Universal Health Coverage. Participants may come from the policy sector, Government such as National Ministry overseeing UHC or public health or health systems, private sector, civil society or any other sector engaged in strategic policy discussions in UHC.