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Measuring Equity and Financial Protection in Health

Measuring Equity and Financial Protection in Health

Begins : Mar 14, 2011 09:00

Ends : Mar 14, 2011 17:00

Contact Person : Caryn Bredenkamp


Pre-Conference Training

Monday 14 March 2011

Saly Palm Beach Hotel, Saly, Senegal

Aims & Content : This one-day course provides an introduction to quantitative methods used in health economics to measure equity and financial protection in the health sector. The methods covered are applicable in a range of settings but particular attention is paid to their utility in low- and middle-income countries. The morning session covers inequality and inequity in health and health care, including the concentration curve and concentration index. The afternoon sessions deal with equity in health financing, financial protection from catastrophic and/or impoverishing health payments, and benefit-incidence analysis. Techniques are illustrated through examples from LSMS, DHS and WHS surveys. All the analyses can be conducted using ADePT, a free software platform developed by the World Bank. Demonstration of how to perform these analyses in ADePT is an important component of the course.

Audience : The course should interest anyone conducting, or interpreting, empirical analysis of inequality in health, health care or health financing. It is particularly, but not exclusively, targeted at those working in the context of low- and middle-income countries. The demonstration of ADePT will be particularly relevant to analysts without programming experience. Basic knowledge of statistics and regression is recommended, but not required.

Presenters :
Adam Wagstaff, Research Manager, World Bank
Caryn Bredenkamp, Health Economist, World Bank

Facilitators : Staff of the Centre Africain d?Etudes Sup rieures en Gestion (CESAG)

Materials : O Donnell, O., E. van Doorslaer, A. Wagstaff, and M. Lindel w. Analyzing Health Equity using Household Survey Data: a Guide to Techniques and Their Implementation, The World Bank, 2007. www.worldbank.org/analyzinghealthequity

Download ADePT-Health, and access user guides and related materials, at www.worldbank.org/adept

Read more about health equity and financial protection at www.worldbank.org/povertyandhealth

Registration : There is no registration fee for this event, but recipients are responsible for their accommodation costs. To register, please fill out the registration form and send it to Daniela Hoshino dhoshino@worldbank.org, cc afhea08@gmail.com. Please contact Morris de Kouam? at afhea08@gmail.com to arrange hotel accommodation. You will be considered “preliminarily registered” on receipt of the registration form. To confirm your registration, you will also need to email a confirmation of your hotel reservation to Daniela. For more information, see the www.afhea.org website.