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Training Programs: Operations Research in Public Health

Date: November 19 - 22, 2019

Last date of registration: Last date of registration – November 5, 2019

About the course

Operations Research (OR) or Implementation Research (IR) is the application of systematic research techniques to improve health programs indicators. The purpose of OR provide information for management decision‐making for better program planning and implementation. OR enhances program quality and facilitates efficient resource use. Successful OR is characterized by a close collaboration between public health personnel, program managers and researchers throughout the study. The value of OR is that it provides empirical evidence to support program decisions and thus advance optimal utilization of resources. Through innovative and interactive pedagogic techniques the course will augment the knowledge and skills of the participants in fundamentals of design and conduct of OR. At the end of training, participants will be able to describe the concepts of Operations Research, identify and write problem statement, good research questions, apply knowledge and skills of using different study designs and highlight the prospects of using OR in the field of public health and draft operations research proposal.

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