e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage

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e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC): The first e-learning course on health financing policy for universal health coverage was launched by WHO. The e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage is designed to be used in a variety of ways: as preparation for those who will attend a WHO face-to-face course, for those who are for various reasons unable to attend a face-to-face course, and for those who have already attended courses and wish to refresh their knowledge. Individual modules can also be used as part of a programme of blended capacity building.e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage.

Details of the course:

Module 1. Overview

    • The goals of universal health coverage
    • Health financing policy and universal health coverage
    • How health financing can influence UHC
    • Beyond health financing: the wider health system and economy
    • What UHC brings to health financing policy

Module 2. Revenue raising

    • Revenue raising and policy objectives
    • What is fiscal space for health?
    • Efforts to increase public spending on health
    • Increasing stability and predictability
    • Summary of key messages
    • Knowledge check

Module 3. Pooling revenues

    • Pooling and policy objectives
    • Desirable characteristics of pooling arrangements
    • Policy responses to fragmentation
    • Summary of key messages
    • Knowledge check

Module 4. Purchasing

    • Strategic purchasing of health services
    • Challenges facing purchasers
    • Institutional arrangements and purchasing instruments
    • Paying for primary health care services
    • Paying for hospital services
    • Summary of key messages
    • Knowledge check

Module 5. Benefit package design

    • Benefits, rationing and policy objectives
    • Benefit package and coverage choices
    • Using the benefit package to promote UHC
    • Aligning benefit packages
    • Summary of key messages
    • Knowledge check

Module 6. Summary

    • Health financing policy overview
    • Revenue raising
    • Pooling
    • Purchasing health services
    • Benefit package design

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Palika Coordinator – CEHP/ Nepal Red Cross Society

FP Adviser & FP Technical Adviser- The United Nations Population Fund

Assistant Professor & Lecturer-Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences

Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme

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