What is The Network: Towards Unity for Health? The Network: TUFH is a global association of individuals, groups, institutions and organisations committed to improving and maintaining health in the communities they have a mandate to serve. The Network: TUFH is a Non-Governmental Organisation in official relationships with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Jobs and Announcements
In international development co-operation there is an increasing demand for regional experts and consultants to conduct formal evaluations and write comprehensive consultancy reports. Despite the expert's professional competence, reports and documents often do not satisfy the expected quality standards of international agencies. These weaknesses result from lack of familiarity with formal expectations and 'unwritten' rules of international agencies. This course intends to improve knowledge and skills in planning, writing, editing as well as how to assess the quality of consultancy reports in the field of international public health.
SHAPE Consulting Limited, in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and First Quantum Minerals, announce a training course in Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. The course will be held at the First Quantum Kalumbila Mine in North-Western Zambia. This setting will allow the unique experience of gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience in an actual operational mine in its human and natural environment. The objectives of the course are to introduce the concept of HIA and equip participants with knowledge, methods and tools to undertake an HIA in a low- and middle-income country context; to enable participants to apply the theoretical knowledge provided in the course into real life situations through use of case studies and field visits in the project area; and to equip attendees with the ability to commission and review HIA’s, including development of adequate terms of reference and effective review of outputs.The content of the course will include theoretical and practical elements specific to the extractive industry sector: Introduction to the concept of HIA and current global practice; HIA standards, guidelines and links to relevant best practice documents; The phases of HIA and respective tools and methods; Application of the phases of HIA based on case studies.; Integration of HIA into social and biophysical studies and sustainable development planning.; Field visits to the First Quantum Kalumbila Mine project area, where specific contents of the course will be revisited in real life situations (ongoing activity throughout the course) A certificate of attendance will be presented on completion of the course.
The Health Economics Unit at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is running a 5-day short course addressing the changing role of health insurance in low- and middle-income countries. The course will run from the 3 - 7 April 2006. The course focuses on the financial management of risk pools in diverse settings covering a broad spectrum of insurance arrangements including community-based health insurance, private voluntary insurance for the formal sector and social or national health insurance.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2001. The purpose of the Program is to promote leadership in international public health by enabling participants to develop a broader vision of international and regional health trends, and a more profound understanding of technical cooperation in this field. The Program is oriented towards young health professionals from the Americas who possess a demonstrated capacity for leadership and an interest in deepening the international dimension of their activities in the health area. Participants in the Program are known as "residents" and are incorporated into the work of PAHO for a period of eleven months starting at the end of January 2002.
Health Action International (HAI) Africa and the Southern African Treatment Access Movement (SATAMO), with support from the Open Society Institute’s Public Health Programme, will organise a seminar on access to essential medicines (AEM) in Nairobi in October 2008.
This call invites applicants to participate and share experiences in a Workshop on Participatory Methods for for research and training for a people centred health system being held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, March 1-4, 2006. TARSC and IHRDC under the EQUINET umbrella and with support from CHESSORE have developed a toolkit of materials on participatory reflection and action (PRA) methods for research and training for a people centred health system. The materials provide information on areas for strengthening community voice and roles in health systems and introduce and provide examples of participatory approaches for training and research that supports this. The toolkit provides practical examples that can be used in field work, but also builds broader understanding of the elements of participatory methodologies for health. It aims to support work at national, district and local level with health systems and communities in health, with a major focus on the interactions at primary health care level.
The Positive Living training based upon the book Positive Health is regarded as the bench-mark for interventions aimed at empowering people living with HIV or AIDS to take positive actions to maintain their health. The training targets Peer educators - Medical practitioners - Community workers – Wellness coordinators - EAP counsellors, HIV Champions; Health and Safety, VCT staff; CSI implementers; HR practitioners; as well as implementers for NGOs, VSOs, ASOs and FBOs. This training has formed the basis for corporate and government programs in 17 countries in Africa. The methods have been assessed by medical experts and were found to have solid credentials and cost-effectiveness.
The Canon Foundation for Scientific Research is seeking applications to provide support for scientists and academics from developing countries in the scientific and engineering fields who would like to attend local or international conferences, symposia and workshops or undertake other postgraduate study. The Foundation welcomes applications from researchers who would like to attend local or international conferences, symposia and workshops or undertake other postgraduate study. In most cases, they will meet all or part of travel, accommodation and registration costs. They also consider offering financial assistance to qualified researchers wishing to further their expertise at an internationally recognised overseas institution.
The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) are hosting the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 25–29 August, Pattaya, Thailand. The conference aims to contribute to the development of equity and social justice across the globe by offering a unique platform for dialogue on the best investments for health between participants from various sectors from all over the world.