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Health Benefit Packages for Universal Health Coverage: How can research inform policy and practice?
Health Benefit Packages (HBPs) are an important part of the health resource allocation decision-making process for national policy-makers in many low- and middle-income countries. HBPs are used to help determine which healthcare interventions and services should be classified as ‘essential’, and inform how to prioritise often limited health resources. However, HBPs can often be disconnected from budget realities and result in HBPs which far exceed available resources, making them challenging to implement fully. Recent research carried out in Malawi, has sought to develop new methods to address this challenge and support national policy-makers.

Join the panel of experts below who will discuss the latest theory and methods used in HBP design, and provide insights into how this is currently being applied in Malawi.

Edward Kataika
Director of Programmes; East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC)

Paul Revill
Senior Research Fellow, TLO Programme Director; Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Pakwanja Twea
Economist; Ministry of Health and Population (Malawi)

This online lecture helps launch the new Global Health Economics Hub; an open access community of practice to support health economics research capability and its use within policy in low- and middle-income settings. The Hub represents a collaboration between the Thanzi la Onse (Health of All) research programme and the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community. Developed for anyone interested in the field of health economics, the Hub offers a platform for sharing knowledge, collaboration, engagement and training through dedicated discussion forums and access to resources for career development.

May 19, 2020 11:30 AM in London

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