PSIA, Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
health systems so that they are stronger following a crisis. However, what is a health system ? And what is not a health system ? How to assess it ? And how humanitarian crises affect local health systems ? Through the analysis of current evidence and concrete case studies, the course participants will develop a humanitarian intervention adapted to respond to an emergency crisis. The primary purpose of this course is to familiarise participants with a health systems approach to humanitarian crises, through using practical interactive examples and case studies. Learning objectives : To review the various concepts related to health systems and the six building blocks of the WHO framework. To review existing evidence on humanitarian interventions. To understand the guideline on health systems assessment. To explore the main characteristics of humanitarian interventions in low income countries (facility-based, outreach, community based activities, horizontal versus vertical). To understand the main health systems-related challenges of international health in various areas : ﬁnancing, human resources, health information system, governance, service delivery, and technology. To determine the need for and how to set up a humanitarian programme based on the analysis of the capacities of a local eye health system. Required reading : Palmer Natasha, Sondorp Egbert, Ter Veen AnneMarie, 2012, Conﬂict and Health, Open University Press ; Don de Savigny, Adam Taghreed, Systems thinking, WHO : http ://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241563895_eng.pdf ; Karl Blanchet, Boris Martin, 2011, Many Reasons to Intervene French and British Approaches to Humanitarian Action, Oxford University Press.
Teachers : Didier BIGO (Professor, Sciences Po). Prerequisite : Basic Knowledge on International Relations theories and security studies is absolutely necessary. A ﬁeldwork experience abroad and some notion of law are appreciated. They will help to follow the course. English compulsory and French (good understanding and reading necessary). Bibliography and documents are in both language. Lectures are in English, discussions in both language. English and French- Students can choose to write their book review and paper in one of the two languages. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : We will be asking the students ﬁrst to choose a book or article related to a speciﬁc topic and to do a book review. The book review needs to be short and sharp (2500 words). Depending of the subject, proposal concerning movies, TV documentaries, plays can be considered. If students want, they can do a collective state of the art by gathering their individual book review but they have to show the reason of the choice (similarities or exact opposite on the very same subject). In that case they accept to have the same mark. The number of words is 2500 words by person. A group of 3 has to deliver a review of 7500 words with an introduction comparing the different books or documents in order to show their capacity to do a state of the art on a speciﬁc subject It will be worth 40% of the ﬁnal mark. They will have secondly to choose one session in which they will intervene to present a particular theme involving a research based on primary sources. They will have ﬁfteen minutes to develop, via a presentation (powerpoint or other support), the collection and treatment of these primary sources, and to situate them in regard to the contemporary theoretical debate on security and fundamental rights. The presentation has to be writen, taking into account the collective discussion, for the following session. The result has to be a short paper of 3 500 words (excluding bibliography and primary sources themselves) supplementing the presentation and explicitely refering to the questions discussed with the audience. Optionally, if the number of students does not allow each student to have a speciﬁc oral presentation they can work collectively by group of 1419
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