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“Open to Health (O2H) – Health Crises Resilience Certificate” is a university-based training network that delivers executive training in health governance and crisis resilience to actors of health governance with a primary focus on low- and middle-income countries. It opens a pathway to a post-graduate certificate including academic credit points (based on the European Credit Transfer System/ECTS).

The programme is funded by the Open Society University Network (OSUN) as part of the OSUN Global Public Health initiative, and is co-led by the EUI School of Transnational Governance and Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

The Target Group

O2H targets early and mid-career professionals with or without a background in public health, who may be responsible for dealing with policy areas that impact health system resilience (especially, but not exclusively, with pandemic resilience). The programme especially invites participants from government departments, public sector agencies, civil society and non-government organisations, international organisations and policy institutions.

The Programme Structure

The Programme consists of a series of modularised trainings.
Two foundational courses will focus on pandemic preparedness, health emergency management and (global) health governance. They will be rolled out over six weeks.

A number of elective courses on specific topics (e.g. health policy design in low- and middle-income countries) will become available over the coming months. They will be rolled out over three weeks.

Learning Modes

During the pilot phase of 2022, all trainings will be delivered online. Participants will study at their own pace by engaging with pre-recorded online content developed by some of the world’s leading experts, readings and case studies. In addition, participants will interact with trainers and fellow course participants during online live sessions.

O2H Competencies

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic and systemic thinking;
  • evidence-based policymaking;
  • advocacy, leadership and ethics;
  • policy and risk communication; inter-cultural communication;
  • data competency (interpretation and visualisation);
  • community needs assessment;
  • community-based policy design;
  • gender-based approaches;
  • use of new technology.

The Certificate

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants of each course. It is planned to allow participants the possibility of earning a post-graduate certificate with academic credit points if they attend a minimum number of foundational and elective courses and take part in the assessments.

The Costs

Participation is free of costs for all accepted participants, as provided under the grant of the Open Society Foundations.

The first training has started in June 2022. The second cohort will start in September 2022. Keep an eye on this page to learn about our evolving training offer or get in touch for updates.

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