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KAFP 3590 - Health Economics

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

Basic command of micro and macroeconomics

Course Description

This course provides a global overview of current knowledge on the relationship between health, wealth and welfare and discusses the 21st century challenges faced by both countries and the global community in ensuring universal access to health. The objective of the course is to equip students with the basic understanding of the core issues policymakers need to address when designing health policies in a globalized world.

Teachers

SOUCAT, Agnès (Director Health Systems, Governance and Financing WHO)

Pedagogical format

Each session will be divided into lecture, questions and answers and a practical participatory exercise

Course validation

Each student will prepare 3 short papers. Two papers will be individual, the third one will be a group assignment.

Workload

Students are required to read the compulsory readings before the 3d, 5th, 10th and 12th sessions :

Required reading

  • Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health The Lancet, Vol. 386, No. 10007
  • Making Services Work for Poor People. World Development Report 2004
  • Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance: an impact evaluation http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)60177-3/fulltext
  • The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor 1st Edition by William Easterly (Author)

Additional required reading

Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health The Lancet, Vol. 386, No. 10007