Title: Health Economics and Health Workforce Modelling

Join Us for The AFREhealth Health Economics Webinar Series. This webinar is the first in a series of Health Economics related webinars. The webinar will provide an Overview of Health Economics and will include a case study involving forecasting health workforce needs, supply and the cost implications for Universal Health Coverage.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for adequate health workforce planning, development of responsive health systems to respond to health emergencies. The goal of ensuring universal health coverage has particularly been affected by chronic underinvestment in health workforce.

The webinar will outline six critical considerations for aligning health workforce planning to the population health needs and service delivery models. An application of health economic principles and methodologies to develop a conceptual and empirical framework for comprehensive health workforce planning for universal health coverage will be provided with examples from various countries.

The webinar will be delivered by leading experts in health economics and health workforce policy and planning.

Date: 23rd March 2022
Slides: https://afrehealth.org/component/edocman/an-introduction-to-health-economics-23rd-march-2022-webinar-slides?Itemid=0

Mr Ireneous Dasoberi,
Dr Jesse Kigozi, Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham

1 st Speaker: Dr Raymond Oppong, Associate Professor in Health Economics,
Director of teaching, Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham
TOPIC 1: An Overview of Health Economics - [10 min]

2nd Speaker: Dr James Asamani,Technical Advisor, Health Workforce Unit, Universal Health Coverage – Life Course,
WHO/AFRO, IST/ESA, Zimbabwe, World Health Organization
TOPIC 2: Forecasting Health Workforce Needs, Supply, and Costs Implications for Universal Health Coverage: Empirical Applications of a Need-based Modelling Tool - [35 min] Panel Discussion/Q & A from the Audience (15 min)

Supported by NIH-Fogarty Grant No. 1R25TW011217-01 African Association for Health Professions Education and Research and University of Birmingham


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