Global Health Instruments

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Dates
Spring 2020

Contact us
globalhealthdiplomacy@graduateinstitute.ch

International health instruments play an important role as tools for shaping collective responses to global health challenges. They have been under constant development and renewal for decades to address the increasing complexity of determinants and drivers of health. Further, they are closely linked to health diplomacy and governance, two other pillars of global health – as both object and outcome of multilateral and multisec­toral negotiations for health and as tools for delivering and governing health.

who is this programme for?

 

Policy-makers and practitioners involved in public health and international health cooperation, such as:

  • Governments representatives engaged in international health including from diplomatic missions

  • Representatives from international, regional and non-governmental organisations

  • Professionals in philanthropic organisations and academia

programme highlights

 

  • Intensive three-day course to discuss the role of international legal health instruments in global health diplomacy and governance

  • Combine theory and practice through lectures, high-level panels and exercises

  • Meet in the world's global health capital

  • Led by the Global Health Centre (GHC) at the Graduate Institute

programme content

 

This course will introduce participants to contemporary glob­al health and its governance challenges, the key types and characteristics of global health instruments, and the politi­cal environment and related health diplomacy processes. It will enable participants to better understand the features and challenges of existing instruments and to think critically about what kind of instruments are required in which settings and situations. The course will:

  • Introduce and analyse the overall structure, types and char­acteristics of the current international health instruments and mechanisms used in global health governance

  • Explain the dynamics, lessons learned and negotiation process for both hard and soft law, using examples of the FCTC, IHR 2005, international standards as well as selected codes, strategies and frameworks

  • Explore other health-related treaties such as the drug control conventions and environmental conventions

  • Experience and learn negotiation skills through negotiation simulation exercise on a global health instrument

  • Discuss global health instruments of the future

methodology

 

The course is highly participatory, drawing on the national and international professional experiences of participants through a multi-disciplinary learning process. It includes lectures by internationally-renowned experts and negotiators, case studies, and working groups. Skill-building activities will complement the learning experience.

venue and duration

 

The Executive Course on Global Health Instruments is a 3-day full time course. Sessions normally run from 09.00 to 18.00. The course includes one evening session.

 

 

tuition

 

Tuition for attending the full programme is 1,800 Swiss francs. The tuition fee includes teaching costs, course material and the use of Graduate Institute facilities. It does not include travel and accommodation expenses nor travel, health or personal insurances. Participants are advised to contract their own insurance.

certificate

 

Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance from the Graduate Institute. Participants have the possibility to complement the course with a research paper and earn 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). This course can also be recognised as one of the optional courses for module 3 of the Graduate Institute’s Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Global Health Diplomacy.

 

 

participants

 

Up to 25 participants are admitted to the course.

accommodation

 

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation during the course. Assistance with making hotel arrangements can be provided if requested. Further information is sent to participants upon acceptance to the course.  

 

 

pre-course information

 

Accepted participants will be provided access to a protected website for more detailed information prior to the course.

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