Short Course on Skill Development on Economic Evaluation & prioritizing for UHC – BRAC


Short Course: Skill Development on Economic Evaluation & prioritizing for Universal Health Coverage 


Conducting economic evaluation is an essential exercise for making recommendations to policy makers. It is also required for efficient utilization of limited health care resources that maximize health benefits. Such an exercise is also vital for assisting the policy makers, health care programmes, and service managers. It also plays a key role in the assessment of new health technologies that can provide us with “value for money information”. To implement Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for our population, and we need to design a well-defined cost-effective health benefit package with appropriate assessment of health technologies. In order to accomplish that in a low and middle-income country like Bangladesh, the key element is the development of the capacity for understanding and commissioning economic evaluations studies, and critically assesses the evidences of economic evaluation. This short-course is designed to provide training on essential tools for conducting economic evaluation.

Organized by

  • Center of Excellence for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage (CoE-HS&UHC)

Course date

  • 25-27 September 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


  • BDT 10,000


  • BRAC JPG School of Public Health BRAC University, 5th Floor, (Level-6) icddr,b Building, Mohakhali, Dhaka

By end of this course participants will learn

  • Fundamentals and principles of economic evaluation
  • Cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and cost benefit analysis
  • Cost calculation (i.e marginal vs average costs, type of costs, how to value costs, how to discount future costs, how to deal with uncertainty around these estimates)
  • Fundamental methods for measuring health related quality of life (QALYs), disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and other health outcome measures
  • Critical assessment of economic evaluation
  • Health technology assessment process

Expected participants 

Health care and public health professionals who want a better understanding of the tools, approaches, and applications of economic evaluation in health technology assessment, and for anyone with an interest in evaluation and prioritizing the service packages for Universal Health Care. Participants must have a diploma or degree in a health related field or in social sciences or medicines. The course will especially benefit, Academics & Researchers, Health and social care practitioners and managers, Public health practitioners (government, Local Authority & not-for profit organizations), Post graduate students, Trial managers.

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Application procedure

Please complete the Application form and submit by 13 September 2018 with your updated CV to

Please write ‘Economic Evaluation’ in the subject line. You will be notified if your application is accepted, shortly after the deadline. Refreshments and meals: The course fee includes tea and lunch for all participants (non-residential course). If you have any queries please contact: +880-2-9827501 Ext: 6029



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