Health Governance Index and Regional Harmonization in Africa

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Principal Investigator:
Myron Essex, Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences

Department:
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Dates of Research:
September 1, 2006 — August 31, 2007

Description:

The purpose of this project is researching and designing methodology, contributors, presentations and written materials for a health governance index and report, modeled after the Africa Competitiveness Report series produced by the World Economic Forum, but with health governance as the primary focus. Project related activities will include identifying and convening experts for a health governance advisory group, researching alternative methodology and literature review on how to quantify health governance, designing survey and other primary data collection materials, and identifying potential organizations to influence health governance.