Members of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education & Training recently travelled to Egypt to run a training course in Advanced Leadership and Health Management. This was organised jointly with the Arab Administrative Development Organisation (ARADO) and the Health Ministers’ Council for GCC States. The course took place in the beautiful Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. Participants came from 13 countries, ranging from Tunisia to the Philippines and from Kuwait to Sudan. The course went very well, with participants praising the interactive format, and in particular, the sharing of successful examples in health leadership from around the world.
Staff from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training and twenty students from the Master of Public Health course at Imperial visited multiple UN and humanitarian agencies during their recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland. Over a three day period the group visited Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN, WHO and Global Fund. Two students – Praise Izinyon and Rachael Williams – presented their mini-projects at the WHO followed by an excellent discussion with Blerta Maliqi, a technical officer for Family, Women’s and Children’s health.