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Below you will find all upcoming webinars, including registration links, as well as information and recordings from past webinars. Webinars are free for members and non-members to attend.

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, April 9th, 2020
8:00 AM ET -
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Measuring financial protection for chronic illness in low-and middle-income countries
Adrianna Murphy

Presented by the Financing for Universal Health Coverage SIG

Objective: To reflect on implications and challenges of various approaches to measuring financial protection for chronic illness in low- and middle-income countries.

The Sustainable Development Goal 3, Target 8, aims to achieve Universal Health Coverage for all, including financial protection. Efforts to monitor financial protection use indicators of catastrophic spending and impoverishment that may not accurately reflect the economic burden experienced by households in low- and middle-income countries, particularly for those suffering from chronic illness. This webinar will present experiences and preliminary findings from i) implementing household pictorial expenditure diaries, alongside traditional household expenditure surveys, in a sample of people with chronic non-communicable diseases in Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe, ii) using an alternative measure of catastrophic spending to those in the SDGs, proposed by WHO Europe, in a survey of 18 countries at all levels of development and iii) conducting qualitative research on the impact of distress financing on households with chronic NCDs in Zimbabwe.


Friday, April 24, 2020
9:00 AM ET/3:00 PM CEST
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Assessing technical efficiency of health systems and programs: A discussion of traditional and new approaches
: Cathy Cantelmo; Arin Dutta; David Khaoya; Rebecca Ross

Presented by the Healthy Systems' Efficiency Special Interest Group

This webinar, presented by experts from Palladium, shall begin with a review of traditional methodologies to assess technical efficiency of health services, such as data envelopment analysis and stochastic distance function. The review will include a presentation of an analysis of efficiency in for-profit hospitals in Indonesia, as well as a discussion of limitations of such analyses. Palladium will then present two examples of new approaches to assessing technical efficiency that aim to overcome challenges in using technical efficiency analyses for programmatic and resource allocation decision-making. This includes a presentation of a new tool for assessing technical efficiency of family planning programs and a study conducted at the county-level in Kenya. The presentation shall conclude with applications of emerging approaches and the need for further research.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
8:00 AM ET - 
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Methods for incorporating equity into economic evaluation
Richard Cookson; Stéphane Verguet 

Presented by the Equity informative economic evaluation Special Interest Group

Equity in health and healthcare is an area of growing global policy interest. Health economists are familiar with well-established economic evaluation methods that provide information about the efficiency of alternative healthcare and public health decisions in terms of aggregate costs and benefits. However, there is now a growing literature and interest in using the methods of economic evaluation to provide information about equity in the distribution of costs and benefits. 

Our first webinar will provide an introduction to some of the key principles and methods of equity-informative health economic evaluation. We will then be running a second webinar to showcase some empirical applications to health policy in low and middle income countries. 


Past Webinars

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Economics of COVID-19: Exploring key issues of impact on the economy
: Richard Smith
Chair: Winnie Yip

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides.


Friday, February 21, 2020
Trajectories of Care at the End of Life: Implications for Health Systems with Ageing Populations
: Heather McLeod

Presented by the Economics of Palliative and End-of-Life Care SIG (EPEC)

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides and HERE to view the policy brief on Trajectories of Care at the End of Life in New Zealand.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Leveraging DICE Simulation for Modelling Obesity
: J. Jamie Caro, MDCM FRCPC FACP

Presented by the Economics of Obesity Special Interest Group


Friday, November 29, 2019
Assessing country UHC performance relative to spending: a DEA investigation
Matthew Jowett, PhD. Senior Health Financing Specialist, Dept. Health Systems Governance & Financing, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland:  Gabriela Flores, PhD. Health Economist, Economic Analysis and Evaluation (EAE), Health Systems and Innovation, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides.


Friday, October 4, 2019
Assessing country progress in health financing: a qualitative approach
Speakers: Matthew Jowet, PhD, Senior Health Financing Specialist, WHO - Geneva; Soonman Kwon, PhD, Professor and Former Dean of the School of Public Health, Seoul National University

Presented by the Financing for Universal Health Coverage SIG

Click here & here to view the Presentation Slides. 


Friday, September 27, 2019
Another take on the efficiency question? Wasteful spending on health -- insights from OECD countries
Speaker: Agnès Couffinhal, PhD. Senior Economist, Health, Nutrition and Population division, The World Bank

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides.

Friday, April 5, 2019
Adult vs. Adolescent Preferences for EQ-5D-Y Health States 
Speaker: Koonal Shah, Health Economist and Associate Director at the Office of Health Economics (London, UK)


Friday, March 29, 2019
Health System's performance: how to measure it and why?
Speaker: Zeynep Or, Research Director, The Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Strategic purchasing for universal health coverage: theory and practice
Speakers: Inke Mathauer; Gemini Mtei; Ahmed Khalifa, Elina Dale (click on the speakers name to access their presentation slides)


Friday, March 15, 2019
"If you don't manage your time, someone else will": Yes, but how?
Speaker: Richard Smith, University of Exeter

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides.


Wednesday, December 12, 2019
Health Results-based Financing at the World Bank – What have we learned so far about Effects, Equity, and Spillovers?
Speaker: Jeffrey Tanner, World Bank

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides.


Friday, November 30, 2018
High Costs in End-of-Life Care: An Alternative Economic Perspective
Peter May, Trinity College Dublin (@petermay_tcd)

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides.



Friday, September 28, 2018
Arrow Award Winner, Marika Cabral
Speaker: Marika Cabral 

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides. 



Friday, September 21, 2018
Bridging the Gap Between Research and Policy for Early Career Researchers in Health Economics
Speaker: Diane McIntyre

CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides


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