Project Management in Global Health

Course dates:
Jan 14, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019


Course hours:
6-9 hours per week

This will be the first offering of this new course.  We will be limiting the first run to 1,000 participants only.  Therefore, we are specifically seeking participants who are interested in providing regular feedback (during and after the course) to help us make improvements for future offerings. We are excited to offer this course and plan to make it available twice a year in the future.

Site Coordinators will be invited to register a site from October 16-November 7th Applications for sites are already at capacity so it is likely that anyone applying after 10/25/2019 will not be accepted for this offering- again, we'll be offering the course again in the Summer with a much higher capacity.

Site Participants and individual participants will be welcome to apply from November 9th to December 3rd.


So much of your work in global health is project based, whether you’re training healthcare workers implementing an intervention, adopting a health information system or evaluating for quality improvement. Good project management is crucial for the success of these endeavors.

By the end of the Project Management in Global Health course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of project management, including conducting needs assessments, creating planning and implementation documents, managing project resources, transitioning the project to local agencies, and evaluating the project.

Unfortunately, projects don’t always go as planned. Funding may be cut, the scope may grow, priorities may shift, key team members may leave, or a host of other unexpected changes. This course gives practical tips, tools, and techniques for how to address unexpected challenges that inevitably arise. These come from experts from all over the world who have spent years managing global health projects and share lessons they have learned. 


This online, graduate-level course has video lectures, case studies, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and practical assignments. The course is taught in English. 

You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site. We encourage participation as a group because it provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to the local context. If you can’t join a group, the discussion boards can provide that forum. 


The course is most useful for public health and healthcare professionals who have some experience in management and who wish to enhance their skills working with people and organizational resources. The course is less well suited to individuals in entry-level positions.



Mailed Certificate*Digital Certificate*
Group Sites (up to 25 participants) only available for non-OCED country sites$999$999


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Payments may be made by wire transfer, Visa, or Mastercard credit cards. You will receive instructions to submit payment once you have been accepted into the course. 


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