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Financing Health Care: Concepts, Challenges and Practices

Univ. Heidelberg
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Content Overview

Building on the basic knowledge of major diseases and specific experience in their control as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods, this course deepens the understanding of principles and strategies in disease control and equips participants with the skills to successfully establish, strengthen, and systematically review disease control programmes in low- and middle-income countries. The course uses global, regional, and local examples to analyse strengths and weaknesses of strategies and policies. A special focus is put on multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration as well as community and patient involvement.

Course Topics
  • Health economics theory relevant to health financing
  • The role of health financing in a health system
  • Basic health financing functions (collection, pooling, purchasing)
  • Historical development in health financing in low and middle income countries: from free health care to user fees to social health protection
  • Concept and practice of Universal Health Coverage – health financing and equity considerations
  • Universal Health Coverage and the Migration/Refugee Crisis
  • Health insurance development in high and low middle income countries: micro-health insurance, tax-based insurance, social health insurance
  • Innovative purchasing options in the health sector: from passive to strategic purchasing

Информация об оплате

\- General Admittance: € 1.500.- \- tropEd students: € 1.000.- Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.- Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited. Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available. If the participant withdraws from the course \- less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged. \- less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged. \- less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged. The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.

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