Wednesday 1st August 2012 01:29:24 PM

Health Economics: Principles, Methodologies, Evaluation and Decision Making in Developing Countries

Developing countries are under threat of many diseases that affect the quality of life of individuals, hence having their indirect impact on the economy of these countries. To be able to deal with the impact of these threats and the pressure of worldwide financial crisis, good command of health economics and its tool is a must. Health economics is a branch of economics concerned with issues related to scarcity in the allocation of health and health care. In broad terms, health economists study the functioning of the health care system and the private and social causes of health-affecting behaviors such as smoking. Health economics is a newly born concept in developing countries, yet it is a basic need to appreciate of the nature of economic evaluation and its relevance to health care decision-making at all levels. This course aims to take participants past the stage of general appreciation of the methodological steps involved, and towards preparing them for some hands-on experience in undertaking and evaluation, perhaps as part of a multidisciplinary team. The course will provide health care professionals at all levels with essential information to increase their understanding of health economic areas.

Join our group at


Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development