Introduction to Complex Health Systems

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Cover page 

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Course outline notes

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  • Notes for facilitators

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  • Course & assessment outline for students

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PowerPoint slides

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  • The life and experience of a health system: considering political economy
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  • What is a health system?
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  • Key issues in health system development
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  • Recognising the need for whole system change: PHC & universal coverage
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  • Recognising agents in health systems...and complexity
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  • Doing a stakeholder analysis
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  • Leadership and change in health systems
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  • Introduction to complex health systems: wrap-up
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Handouts

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  • List of handouts; health system timeline; successful group work; 
    Questions for Thai case; health system change in your own country;
    Policy briefing; recognising agents in the system;
    Summary readings on agents in the system; budgeting scenario;
    Mapping health system agents; leading change exercise;
    Effective presentations; group assessment; questions for complexity readings;
    Reflection on group work; summary of papers on complexity; course evaluation
 

Case studies

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  • Ghana: Additional duty hours allowance
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  • Kenya: Health facility committees and financial management structures
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  • South Africa: Patients' Rights Charter
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  • Lay boards
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  • Tanzania: Community health funds
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