WHO/Europe is pleased to announce the next offering of the annual WHO Barcelona Course on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage, a week-long intensive course offered through its WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening. 

The deadline for receiving applications is 17 January 2017. Take a look at the course brochure and apply now!


Addressing the overarching theme of universal health coverage, the Course will review policy instruments to improve health systems’ performance through better health-financing policy.

The Course is built around 5 modules: coordinating reform, raising revenues, pooling health revenues, purchasing and designing a benefit package. Each module will include interactive discussions between participants and trainers, throughout which many examples of practical experience from the WHO European Region will be shared.

The course will be delivered in English.

Target groups

The Course is designed for policy-makers in the health sector or in charge of social policy, senior managers of service-provider organizations and experts involved in health system reform. Potential participants are expected to have prior generic training on and extensive work experience in health systems.

This course is exclusively for participants from the WHO European Region. Please find below a list of all the member states of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted.


To take part in the Course, participants will be charged a registration fee of €100. This fee covers the costs of tuition, course materials, coffee breaks and lunches on all five days of the Course, and one evening reception with dinner.


The course will be held at Casa de Convalescència, a splendid example of late modernist architecture in Barcelona.


Applicants are invited to submit a completed online application, using the form available below.


For further inquiries, contact Ruth Oberhauser at WHO/Europe:

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