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

    The course 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.

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    Module 1 of e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC) addresses “Overall health system goals”

    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 of e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC) addresses “Revenue raising”

    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 of e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC) addresses “Pooling”

    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 of the e-learning course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC) addresses Purchasing and Provider Payment Mechanisms

    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 of the e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) addresses the issue of benefit package design

    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

    Summary of e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC)

    Module 6. Summary

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