HSR Trains 1400 Health Officials in Russia
As part of the Russian president and prime minister’s vision for ‘Modernization of the Russian Federation’, Russian officials are undergoing multiple cross-sector training. In healthcare, the vision includes re-training the leadership staff of all the ministries of health of the Federation (83 states in total). The training is delivered on a one-group per month basis and will run for 4 years and cover 1400 candidates (starting with ministers of health and ending with directors of departments and healthcare institutions). HSR is the selected partner for the training. HSR has started training regional ministers and their vice-ministers as of October 2011. HSR experts are providing cross-national learning in health systems and latest trends in system reform. The training covers issues in health financing, health insurance, health economics, provider payment and leadership in healthcare. After each training phase, graduates are spending few weeks in Germany and Austria to go through practical applications with local healthcare authorities.