Strengthening health-economics capability in Africa. Summary and outcomes of a regional consultation of experts and policymakers.

Abstract

This report provides an overview of health-economics capacity and capacity-strengthening initiatives in Africa, and outlines a strategy for promoting further health-economics capacity in the region. It is the result of a process initiated by the research capability strengthening (RCS) area of the UNICEF/ UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).

Initially the report was drafted as a paper providing background information and ideas on health economics capacity within the sub-Saharan African (SSA) region. It was intended to stimulate discussion at the consultative workshop held in April 2006 to consider ways of promoting health-economics capacity within the region (see Appendix A and B for workshop agenda and list of participants). The background paper was revised to capture additional issues discussed at the workshop. It was also circulated widely among health economists working in Africa – their inputs ensure that it reflects the widest possible range of views.

Citation

World Health Organization, Geneva. ISBN: 978 92 4 156362 8, DOI: 10.2471/TDR.08.978-924-156362 8, 52 pp.

Strengthening health-economics capability in Africa. Summary and outcomes of a regional consultation of experts and policymakers.

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