Health Economics

Group Lead: Dr Raymond Oppong, PhD, University of Birmingham
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The Health Economics Technical Working Group (HE TWG) is a newly created working group within AFREhealth. Health Economics is the application of economics to health to deal with the problems associated with resource scarcity, which is a feature of every sector of the economy. As a result of this resource scarcity, important choices have to be made with respect to how best to use the available resources. Health Economics is a growing field and particularly important in resource limited settings such as Africa.

The objectives of the HE TWG are as follows:
• To build health economics capacity in Africa through the development of a webinar series, workshops, short courses, research and other relevant activities aimed at providing professional resources and skill-building opportunities to health professionals in Africa.
• To create a platform to undertake activities that will facilitate research linkages, education and information exchange in health economics.
• To promote the importance of health economics to decision makers in Africa and support evidence-based resource allocation decision making in Africa.
• To support AFREhealth institutional members and Universities in Africa with the inclusion of health economics in their curriculum.

About us

The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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