Karachi: Under an agreement signed by the Government of Sindh, John Snow Inc., and the Aga Khan University – as part of the Health Systems Strengthening supported by USAID – officers from the Sindh Government’s Health Department are being trained in health management and policy.
The programme, offered every weekend, is a blend of theory and practice, and targets working professionals who wish to enhance their academic knowledge and leadership skills. This is the first time government managers have been able to study while continuing to work in the Health Department.
The Sindh Health Department’s provincial managers who have successfully completed training courses – as part of an initiative to build capacity to improve the health delivery system in the province – will attend a grade distribution event on October 9.
On the occasion, the Programme team will also welcome officers who have met the merit list of AKU for a two-year master’s in health policy and management starting this October. Representatives from the above institutions and participants will be available for interviews or comments on how skills developed are being applied in the government work set up, challenges and opportunities faced in applying these skills, and whether government has any long-term plans to build a new cadre of executive managers.
Health Policy and Management programme for Sindh Health Department officials – Grade distribution event
Friday, October 9, 2015; 9:30-10:30 am
Dr Shehla Zaidi, Associate Professor, AKU and Programme Director, Health Policy and Management programme
Dr Nabeela Ali, Chief of Party, John Snow Inc.
Syed Hassan Murad Shah, Director General, Sindh Health Department
Tutorial Room # 3, Ibn Ridwan Building, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi