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CHEPSAA course materials debut in China

CHEPSAA support for HPSR courses
In January 2015, CHEPSAA published two open access, master’s-level courses: Introduction to Complex Health Systems and Introduction to Health Policy and Systems Research. Since then, these courses have been downloaded from more than 50 countries around the world. Recently, materials from Introduction to Health Policy and Systems Research were used in teaching in China. This blog reflects on how the course was structured, how materials were used and adapted and students’ experien...

Health Policy and Systems New Year Seminars: transforming thinking, opening up windows for change, and building networks in Ghana

CHEPSAA support for HPSR courses
The enthusiasm for health policy and systems work, the capacity to understand and conduct it, and the networks of people and organisations in support of it recently took an important step forward in Ghana with the inauguration of the Health Policy and Systems (HPS) New Year Seminars. The two week long seminar series, which had its maiden run from 18-29 January 2016, brought together from all over the country more than 20 mid-level researchers with the aim of developing capacity for health ...

CHEPSAA supports curriculum development in Bangladesh: exploring health systems complexity, student consciousness…and cricket

CHEPSAA support for HPSR courses
On celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015, the James P. Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) in Bangladesh conducted an extensive internal curriculum review of its Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree, recognising that the field of public health and the country context is changing. In February this year, Dr Vera Scott of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa represented CHEPSAA at a workshop that sought to take forward the recommendations of the curriculum review. In this ...