From the vast open spaces of rural Siberia to the dense urban neighborhoods of Lima, Peru, the challenge is similar: how to best delivery effective health care to those who need it most.
This spring, Harvard’s medical and business schools convened 68 senior clinical, financial, and administrative leaders from universities and health systems in 17 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas at the HMS Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai for a three-day intensive course designed to teach the fundamentals of strategy and value measurement for global health care delivery.
This course is one of the latest steps in a process that began when the Center was launched two years ago. In that short time, faculty and staff have cultivated a program of diverse international research and education initiatives reaching 99 countries and bringing researchers, clinicians, and students from around the globe together for collaborative research projects, symposia, and educational programs.
The work involves a broad discussion of how to improve health outcomes for tuberculosis, diabetes, and heart disease, mental health, global surgery, non-communicable disease and other challenges affecting countries around the globe, and then the design of strategic global health initiatives to tackle them.
“This course is an exciting example of the kind of work we are doing at the Center to address critical gaps in health care delivery,” said Salmaan Keshavjee, director the Center and associate professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School. The participants came with diverse experiences and perspectives, but shared a common goal. They came to learn strategy and value measurement techniques for global health care delivery. Click here to read more about the Strategy and Value Measurement for Global Health Care Delivery in an article by Jake Miller, Crossing Borders.
Countries Represented: Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United States of America.