10 – 14 July 2017
The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus
This subject examines the health and development context in low and middle income countries (LMICs), including the interrelationship between health and development, measures of health and development (GDP, development indices, morbidity and mortality measures), and global disparities in health expenditures and health outcomes (e.g., life expectancy, morbidity and mortality measures). It explores health systems in LMICs including the goals and building blocks of health systems, the characteristics of health systems in LMICs and their impact on health disparities, as well as approaches to health system strengthening. The subject examines the role and mechanisms of health financingin LMICs, and explores case studies of how health financing can be used to achieve equity in LMICs. Lastly, this subject provides an overview of health policy in LMICs and ways in which health policy may be influenced for health sector reform.