Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) for Sustainable Health Programmes – Onsite Certificate Course





Globally, health systems’ strengthening has been recognized as critical for improvement of health services. Challenges in health system governance, leadership and management; health financing; critical shortages and inadequate performance of human resources for health; inadequacies and inappropriate usage of health information for decision making; limited access to medicines and technology as well as poor service delivery need to be adequately addressed as a matter of priority.

In order to  address the key challenges in health systems,  it is becoming increasingly clear that  integrated, harmonized training that are aimed to better address all the key components of the health system.

The proposed training is expected to contribute in building a critical mass of policy makers and practitioners who understand the tenets and principles of health systems and will contribute to overall health systems strengthening to improvement of health outcomes globally.

Course objectives

To build the capacity of trainees for improving health outcomes through targeted communication strategies aimed at positive behaviour change among key populations.

Course content

  • Introduction to Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC).
  • Understanding dynamics of health and human behaviour.
  • Understanding audiences for SBCC through needs assessment.
  • Strategic design and planning of SBCC program.
  • Developing and pretesting messages and communication materials.
  • Implementing and monitoring SBCC program.
  • Evaluating the impact of SBCC programs.

Language of instruction


Target group

Programme staff of humanitarian and development agencies including project managers, officers and assistants.

Training methodology

A balanced combination of various adult-learning facilitation paradigms will be used including exploratory learning, group discussions, plenary brainstorming, facilitator’s input, case studies and video documentaries among others.

Training cost

The training cost is US$ 600 and it covers the tuition fees, learning materials, certification, meals and refreshments at the training venue. Further information will be provided upon inquiry.


Accommodation will be arranged upon request by applicants. However, the charges will be borne by the individual participant.

Training dates

Please check the Onsite Courses page in our website for the actual dates.

Application process

Applicants should complete the Course Application Form and send the duly filled scanned copy of the form to

Tailor-made training option

We can provide your organization a tailor-made training with similar content but addressing your specific capacity needs. In case you want to explore this option, you can contact us to share with you a proposal for that training.


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