In every country (and many sub-national structures such as states and provinces), health economics plays, or should play, an important role in policy and operational decisions.
These decisions include:
- The appropriate role of government, markets, and the private sector in the health sector
- Resource allocation and mobilization that affect the equity and efficiency of public spending on health
- Resource transfer mechanisms to hospitals and health care providers and the incentive systems that underlie them
- Health system organizational structures and the linkages between the levels
- Health facility organizational structures
- Mechanisms to change behaviors of the population and health system providers in order to achieve better health.
Health economists can contribute to better decision making. Most economists train through university degree programs. But there are also short- and medium-term training needs. Furthermore, health economists, even when they exist and are well trained, are not always part of decision making in ministries of health. A clear need exists to train and empower policy and operational decision makers on how health economics can help make health systems more effective, efficient, and equitable.PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:
Expose participants to the potential contribution of health economics to decision making in the health sector.
At the end of the course participants can:
- Use economic rationale to determine when there is a strong case for government action
- Apply economics to improve the efficiency with which health resources are allocated
- Analyse economic arguments to help improve technical efficiency in the health sector
- Explain how economics can help improve equity in the health sector
- Introduce participants to the language of economics and health sector reform so they can communicate more effectively with the Ministry of Finance.
By the end of the course participants can:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Justify the role of the public sector by correctly identifying market failures
- Apply the different dimensions of efficiency to ensure a larger return to investments in the health sector
- Ministry of Planning staff working on the health sector
- Ministry of Finance staff working on the health sector
- Civil society advocates who manage or support policy dialogue and monitoring in the health sector
This course is designed for people in private and public organizations, from analysts to managers and directors (in the areas of strategy, planning, performance management, business intelligence, etc.), who are seeking to either implement or refine their performance management frameworks. No previous experience in Balanced Scorecard is required. All levels of management, executives, team leaders, HR Managers, Front-line and Middle Managers, Consultants, and HR Specialists who wish to increase their knowledge in this area. The course also benefits HR consultants and freelancers whose job is to consult in recruitment and HRM connection with the development or commercial use of agricultural land. It will be a refresher for the more experienced agricultural practitioner