On March 23-25, 2018 the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai and Harvard Business School convened 59 clinical, financial and administrative leaders from ministries of health, universities and healthcare institutions from 14 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas for the second annual Strategy and Value Measurement for Global Health Care Delivery course.
This three-day intensive course, designed to teach the fundamentals of strategy and value measurement for global health care delivery, was brought back to Dubai, UAE for the second year in response to the demand for a course teaching value measurement in the healthcare industry. The core curriculum was culled from programs taught across Harvard University and assembled specifically for health care delivery professionals.
The case based approach to the course allowed students from diverse backgrounds and organizations to share their experiences, voice the challenges they face, all while seeking knowledge and input from the group on how the case outcomes could be translated to their own setting.
The Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai was founded in 2014 and sits at the nexus of Asia, Africa, and Europe. Together with our collaborators in Dubai and the region, we have made the Center into a hub for advancing health care delivery. This was evident from the diversity of students who participated in the course.
Overall, students were very pleased with the course. Here are a few of their testimonials:
“The discussions were beautifully moderated by the mentors who clearly have mastery over the topics”
“Learning from experts; discussions with peers who shared the same commitment to improving the health of the people and who were from different cultural background helped me to understand global public issues in a better way.”
“Thank you very much for accepting me to the course, this was a very useful exercise for me. We are often too focused to the traditional approaches while evaluating value for health, and forget to think outside the box. The course has taught me how to think pragmatically and do justice to the available resources prior to abandoning existing solutions and or introducing newer methods for improvements.”
Number of Participants: 59
Number of Countries: 14
Countries Represented: Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, India, Jordan, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.