Health Systems Strengthening

This programme aims to create a critical mass of professionals and networks. These professionals will be trained in good governance, leadership and management in health sector and will be tasked to promote the same in their respective surroundings.

Module 1: Overview and Context of a Health System 

  • Defining a health system
  • Components of a health system
  • Characteristics of a functioning health system
  • Challenges and emerging health Issues

Module 2: Governance in Health

  • Definition and concepts
  • Functions and structures of governance
  • Health regulation and legislation
  • Accountability and transparency

Module 3: Leadership

  • Overview of leadership
  • Principles of effective leadership
  • Conceptual framework of leadership
  • Practice of effective leadership

Module 4: Management for Health

  • Overview of management
  • Principles, functions, roles and skills of management
  • Effective management systems
  • Performance management
  • Quality management systems

Module 5: Human Resources for Health (HRH)

  • Overview and context of human resources for health
  • Workforce planning
  • Workforce development
  • Workforce management

Module 6: Health Management Information Systems

  • Overview of HMIS
  • Policies, legal and ethical issues
  • Objectives and functions of HMIS
  • Design and implementation
  • Information generation and management
  • Human capacity and ICT infrastructure application

Module 7: Health Financing

  • Overview of health financing
  • Resource mobilisation, allocation and utilisation
  • Risk pooling
  • Expenditure tracking and reports

Module 8: Service Delivery

  • Overview of service delivery
  • Characteristics of effective service delivery
  • Referral systems
  • Accreditation standards

Module 9: Supply Chain Management

  • Overview of supply chain management
  • Policies, laws and regulations in supply chain management
  • Procurement management
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Inventory management and stock control
  • Quality control
  • Rational prescription and use of medicines

Module 10: Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Overview of monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring and evaluation systems and frameworks in health systems
  • Monitoring indicators, tools, data collection, analysis and use
  • Evaluation approaches
  • Health systems research


Contact: 
Training Administrator; 
Directorate of Capacity Building – Continuing Professional Development Unit
Amref Health Africa
Lang'ata Road, Opposite Wilson Airport
P.O. Box 27691 00506, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 020 6993000 DL: 2540206993224/0772354946 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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