Flagship Course on Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing (2008)

Country/Countries:

Principal Investigator:
Thomas Bossert

Department:
Department of Global Health and Population/ Health Systems Group

Sponsors:
World Bank Institute

Dates of Research:
October 10, 2008 — June 30, 2009

Description:

The principal goal of the Flagship Course is to provide intensive, state-of-the-art knowledge and training on options for health sector development, including lessons learned and best practices from country experience. Participants will be encouraged to speak a “”common language”” of health sector reform while achieving a deeper understanding of financial and sustainability issues. Participants will also be asked to analyze how well their own national health systems perform against criteria such as sustainability, patient satisfaction, and health status. They will examine alternate paths in their national health systems and move from their current state to a desired future goal while learning how to select and apply the appropriate tools and procedures to reach those goals. The Flagship Course continues to contribute to the World Bank Institute’s broader Flagship program, which involves partner institutions throughout the world.

Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ihsg/course_flagship.html