The course offers a theoretical and practical analysis of the public health policy and system in Zimbabwe and beyond. It is concerned with the strategic planning and implementation of health services and the processes that take place therein. The major issues in the discourse revolve around health policy formulation, design, planning, implementation, budgeting, health information systems and human resources, communication and health sector reform. It is designed for Public Administration, Political Science and Social Science students. The course equips students with research knowledge and skills to contribute to the governance and management of health systems, and towards the health system reform agenda.