Health System Financing | Prof. Peter C Smith (University of York) | Recorded Lecture

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This short lecture provides an introduction to health system financing in lower-income country settings; exploring trends in financing, sources of health finance, types of financing systems operated around the world, and universal health coverage. 

Originally delivered as part of an ‘introduction to health economics’ workshop for Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Health Fellows, delivered at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York (UK) on 31 July 2019. 

Peter C Smith is Professor of Global Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics, and Emeritus Professor of Health Policy at Imperial College Business School.



Healthcare Financing and Purchasing - Training Course Materials

Training materials from a short course on theory and methods on the financing, organization and purchasing of health care can be accessed here.

Practical Resources 

A range of health economics articles and information about this topic, including details about the Public Finance and Service Delivery Working Paper Series (launched by ODI in 2021) and the 2021 Policy Brief on Health Financing Policy Reforms for Universal Health Coverage in the ECSA Health Community Region, are available on the Publications page. 

You can also hear more about this topic by listening back to the Public Financial Management and Health Financing webinars, delivered in 2021 as part of the Global Health Economics Community of Practice Webinar Series.