WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training update

Advanced Leadership Course in Dubrovnik, Croatia

CroatiaIn partnership with Zagreb Institute for the Culture of Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training will be delivering the Advanced Leadership course in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 5-12 August 2017.

The course will be held in InterUniversity Centre, in the centre of Dubrovnik.

It is aimed at: Policy makers, health managers, heads of clinical and administrative departments, health professionals with an interest in management, and other interested stakeholders. It is an interactive training whereby participants are inspired but also challenged and allowed space for self reflection and development.

Places are very limited

To book a place on the course please contact Professor Barbara Kalenić on barbara@zikz.hr and/or Professor Đorđević on +385 91 4920023 to reserve your place.

WHO Collaborating Centre runs bespoke courses all year round. Please visit our pages: http://www.imperialwhocc.org/training-courses/

We offer training that is tailor-made for participants and their professional needs as well as the current public health climate.

Masters of Public Health Students’ trip to WHO Geneva,

It is 7th year that WHO CC is organising this very exciting and informative trip for students on Masters of Public Health. It will take place in June. The students will visit WHO Headquarters where they receive insightful sessions delivered by experts in various fields, and they also visit organisations such as: the Red Cross, the United Nations, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Global Fund, Medecins sans Frontières.
The trip is an intensive and very inspiring time for the students, which is often helpful in decisions on future career options and professional paths.

Malaria in pictures

With the World Malaria Day approaching (25 April 2017), we are drawing attention to this serious disease that is often invisible, especially in rural or impoverished areas.

Pearl Gan in association with Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta and The Wellcome Trust is presenting Malaria photography project, which aims to bring visibility to the people affected by malaria and associated burden by means of photographs picturing them and their environment.

Photography is a universal language that transcends cultural and language boundaries. An image showing a patient suffering from malaria speaks directly to every human being – “this disease is misery.” The aim of the collection of medical photographs is to document the world and journey of those suffering malaria; bridging the patients, their immediate families, community care providers, and their place at the periphery of the modern world. Pearl’s camera aimed to capture their suffering, their isolation, their invisibility to the rest of us, and their humanity. She hopes to have captured and communicate the human face of the Asia-Pacific malaria problem to audiences to whom the disease is not a familiar concept.

The aim is to create a display of human suffering caused by malaria, and the relief provided by healthcare. These visual presentations are critical in expressing and communicating to very broad audiences the journey of the people suffering from malaria in this region. Our aim is to humanise malaria to people unfamiliar with it and to elevate awareness of this serious Asia-Pacific health problem.

This project is a collaboration between Singapore-based photographer, Pearl Gan and the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam; Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta and The Wellcome Trust.

Please visit the Website : www.asiamalariaimages.com

WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training Postgraduate Fellowship

WHO CC continuously run its renowned Postgraduate Fellowship programme aimed at healthcare professionals. The Fellowship runs for a year. Yet some of our Fellows extend it for another year. WHO CC Fellows pursue their research alongside placements allowing them to develop their professional interests, learn from the exposure to the British health system and take that experience to their home countries to contribute to their home health systems improvements and developments.

More on our Fellowship: http://www.imperialwhocc.org/visiting-programmes/postgrad/

WHO Collaborating Centre Staff, Research Fellows, and PhD Student Presentations

WHO CC is always looking to continuously make sure that staff, research fellows, and students completing their doctorates are engaging others in the group about their work. To that aim every Wednesday afternoon an Excellence group meets to provide supportive feedback to presenters before they submit their work for publication or present it to a wider audience at conferences. Professor Salman Rawaf, the initiator of the group and Director of WHO Collaborating Centre, is keen to point out the importance of creating a supportive environment so that researchers feel that their work is receiving the right feedback allowing it to move forward.
Some titles that were recently presented prior to their publication by our PhD Students:

  • Status of Patient Safety Culture in Arab Countries: A Systematic Review
  • Women in Saudi Arabia and the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Systematic Review
  • Application of Process Mining in prostate cancer pathway analysis

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