Member Log-in

I forgot my password

Not a Member? Register

Sixth Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for Low- and Middle-income Countries

November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019

Course announcement

WHO is pleased to announce the Sixth Advanced course on health financing for universal coverage for low- and middle-income countries, to be held from 18 to 22 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. This week-long advanced training program is organized by WHO’s Health Financing Policy team based in Geneva with selected contributions from global experts. The deadline for applications is Thursday 4 July 2019 at midnight (Geneva, Switzerland time).

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for policy makers, advisors and analysts in the health and social sectors, senior managers of service provider organizations and health insurance funds, and other relevant actors in government (e.g. Ministries of Finance, Parliamentarians), the private sector and civil society. This is an advanced course and participants are expected to have extensive and relevant work experience and knowledge of health financing policy, and previous training in health systems and policy (e.g. participation in a Flagship Course).

This course will be delivered exclusively in English.

Course content

The course is structured in line with WHO’s approach to thinking and analyzing health financing policy and its role in improving health system performance, in particular making progress towards universal health coverage. During the course, participants will be able to apply WHO approach to analyze and reflect on their own health systems performance, assess the problems it faces, and discuss ideas with professionals from a wide range of countries. The course which is organized around the following core health financing functions or topics:

  • Raising revenues – strategic issues for policy makers
  • Pooling health revenues – minimizing fragmentation to maximize performance
  • Purchasing – more health for the money through payment reforms
  • Benefit design – considering equity, efficiency, financial protection and transparency
  • Health financing and public finance management – addressing bottlenecks
  • Coordinating reform – aligning multiple policy instruments with system goals

You May Also Like

LNCT Webinar: Strengthening Public-Private Engagement for Immunization Delivery

Please join us on Tuesday November 26th for a LNCT webinar on Strengthening Public-Private Engagement for Immunization Delivery. Ann Levin will present key findings and observations from case studies on different ways that the MoH engages with private sector providers to support immunization program performance. Participants will then hear experiences from two countries — Malawi and Georgia — with different models for engaging with private … Continued

UNICEF Online Course in Health Systems Strengthening

In this course, you’ll explore the complexity of health systems and apply systems thinking to health systems strengthening (HSS). You’ll critique major health system frameworks, analyse health system inequities, and interrogate the evidence for HSS approaches. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop HSS interventions across areas such as health policy, health … Continued

The Moth Storytelling Workshop for Those Personally Affected by Issues Related to Vaccines

The Gates Foundation has an ongoing partnership with The Moth, a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of personal storytelling. Through this partnership, The Moth has agreed to run storytelling workshops to elevate the stories of the incredible advocates, leaders, researchers, health care workers, and development practitioners with whom we work. The Moth is … Continued

Choose a Language