What is the Global Health Economics Hub's mission?
The Global Health Economics Hub is an open access community to support health economics research capability and its use within policy in low-income settings.
More specifically, the Hub aims:
- To help members understand the field of health economics
- To disseminate leading teaching materials in health economics
- To promote health economics as a discipline for informing policy decisions
- To support health economists along their career path
- To increase understanding of recent developments in health economics
Who can use the Global Health Economics Hub?
The Hub and Community is developed with, and for use by: researchers, medical professionals, policy-makers, and those with an interest in health economics. It offers educational and training materials for members of the field, including health economists, health care professionals and students.
How do I use the Global Health Economics Hub?
Currently the Global Health Economics Hub provides educational materials introducing a range of key health economics topics, as well as a short course on Health Benefit Package design. You can access these materials under the ‘Training’ tab.
The current Hub is in its pilot phase. We would very much welcome your feedback as to what information you would like to see here, and how we might implement that. You can share your thoughts and ideas with us by completing this short survey.
Who is involved in the Global Health Economics Community?
The Global Health Economics Hub is part of the Thanzi la Onse (Health of All) research programme and is funded through the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Thanzi la Onse is led by the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, and represents a network of researchers across Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, the USA and the UK.
The Global Health Economics Hub is in the process of being developed in collaboration with the Community of Practice in Health Economics led by the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC). The objectives for the Global Health Economics Hub align with the objectives of the ECSA-HC Community of Practice through providing materials which support the local health economics community. ECSA-HC’s vision is “To be the leader in health in East, Central and Southern Africa, contributing towards the attainment of the highest standard of physical, mental and social well-being of the people in the region.”