Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2014 “Health by System: The Role of Health Systems and the Path to Universal Health Coverage”

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Dear IFMSA friends,

We would like to invite you all to the Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2014 “Health by System: The Role of Health Systems and the Path to Universal Health Coverage” that will take place from the 13th to the 18th July 2014 in Barcelona, Catalonia – Spain. This course is organized by AECS-Catalonia, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations – IFMSA, ISGlobal and the Catalan Health Science Academy, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona.

As you might know, at the international level, the discourse on Universal Health Coverage is gaining traction while, at the same time, the global financial crisis has caused a reduction in access to health in some areas.

The 2014 Barcelona Summer School aims to provide a fundamental understanding of health systems in the context of the goal of Universal Health Coverage, as well as special topics of interest to students and young professionals in the fields of health sciences, social sciences, political science, law or economics.

Faculty for the course are drawn from public, international and global health academic programmes and research institutions in Spain and Europe, including the Barcelona Institute for Global Health.

It is crucial that students and young professionals studying and working in health-related fields understand the evolution of health systems, the goals and challenges presented by Universal Health Coverage, and how they can work for equitable access to health.

Applications are accepted until 9th June 2014. Candidates will be notified of acceptance through email not later than the 16th June 2014. Interested candidates should complete the online registration form:

At the bottom of this message, you will find the brochure that includes all the important information and the program as well as a short document with information you can use.

You’re invited also to visit our facebook page and add your “like!”: and also to follow us on twitter at @BarcelonaGHSS #healthbysystem

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected][email protected] or [email protected].

We are really looking forward to receive your applications!

Best wishes,

On behalf of the Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2014 Organizing Comittee


Brochure of the Global Health Summer School 2014

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