Major 227: Health policies and health systems in Low and Middle Income Countries

Description

January 08th-12th, 2018
Coordination: Bertrand Lefebvre

Over the past 30 years, health systems in Low & Middle Income Countries have been faced with considerable challenges in providing affordable and quality care to all their populations. From international agencies and donors contradictory injunctions, to local financial and human resources constraints, and issues related to the management of the public and private health care services, LMIC countries have experimented with various models and programs to achieve the universalization of health care services. Through the MDGs and SDGs, new models have emerged to reduce the inequalities in the access to health care services and regarding health status of the populations (Universal Health Coverage).
While there has been a clear move from the « one size fits all » approach among the main actors of international public health (WHO, WB), there is still a need to analyze these initiatives between them and compared to health policy theories and models. This module aims at offering a rich overview on how health policies and health reforms in LMIC are designed, implemented with, more often than not, unexpected results.

Course learning objectives

At the end of the module, the students will be able to:
– Identify tracks of action, in reference to the recognized strategies, programming interventions
– Implement and monitor an action plan.
– Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of health systems in developing countries by using appropriate tools.
– Discuss and propose the most efficient strategies in a contextualized intervention.


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