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Course Co-ordinating Team Course Fee

Course Director : Prof. Deoki Nandan There is no course fee. However, TA /DA of the participants will
Course Co-ordinator : Dr. K.S. Nair be borne by the States/Sponsoring organizations.
Course Co-co-ordinator : Mrs. Reeta Dhingra
Course Associate : Mr. Bacchu Singh
Moderate hostel accommodation at nominal rates would be
provided to the participants only within the Institute’s Campus. ON
Weather AND
Weather in October will be pleasant and woolen clothes will
not be required.
5-9 October, 2009
Last Date for Receiving Nominations
About the Institute
20 September, 2009
The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare is a
premier autonomous Institute, funded by the Ministry of
(Participants are requested to make their travel plans
Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It has only after receiving confirmation of participation in the
kept pace with the new thinking and contributing course from NIHFW.)
substantially to the health manpower development in the
country. Further Correspondence to be addressed to:
NIHFW serves as an apex 'technical institute' as well as a
'think tank' for the promotion of national health and family Dr. K. S. Nair
welfare programmes in the country through education and Course Coordinator
training, research and evaluation, consultancy, advisory, Mrs. Reeta Dhingra
and specialized services and specialized projects. Course Co-coordinator
Department of Planning and Evaluation
National Institute of Health and Family Welfare
Location of the Institute Munirka, New Delhi-110 067
It is situated in South Delhi, near Jawaharlal Nehru Mobile No. : 09891917211
University and Munirka DDA Flats. It is easily accessible
from both the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the
New Delhi Railway Station, approximately 7 kms. and 15
kms. respectively. Pre-paid taxis/auto-rikshaws are Phones: 2616 5959/2616 6441/2618 8485/2610 7773
available. Fax: 91-11-2610 1623
Department of Planning and Evaluation
Web Site: National Institute of Health & Family Welfare
Munirka, New Delhi 110 067
Introduction 2. Identify and facilitate the areas of applicability, Nature of Participants
relevance and significance of economics in health
sector. faculty from medical colleges, nursing colleges, SIHFWs,
Economic considerations play a key role in all aspects of the life medical interns, statistical officers.
including health. Health services absorb a significant proportion of 3 Describe tools and techniques of economic evaluation,
both public and private resources. Both developed and developing resource allocation and effective utilization.
countries face the problem of scarce resources to expand the health Number of Participants
services need of their population. It is therefore important to 4. Describe sources and mechanisms of financing for
maximize the returns from available scarce resources in health health programmes and activities. Appx. 25 participants
sector for achieving better health outcomes. Professional
competence in health economics helps policy makers, planners and Course Contents Duration
administrators to make the techno-economic choices, avoid waste
and increase efficiency and effectiveness in the health sector.
jBasic concepts and approaches of health economics, 5- 9, October, 2009 (Five working days)
The present training course has been organized to orient, sensitize, their relevance and application and micro economic
share and contribute towards professional economic thinking and theories.
practice in health planning and management. The teaching Course Outcome
resources for this training course have been considered from jMajor macro economic tools and indices that will have
practicing health administrators, university teachers and those who impact on health or can be affected by health. The training course would enhance the knowledge of
have been responsible for policy making and planning in advisory participants in basic macro and micro areas of health
positions at different levels in different organizations. Evidence jMarket failures in health and health insurance. economics and financing
based deliberations culled out of surveys and studies of various
institutions will also form part of facilitation to make the course jIssues and approaches to health care planning in the
programme effective and realistic as far as possible. context of limited resources at national and district Venue
Teaching Block,
jTools of economic evaluation: cost effectiveness, cost
General Objective benefit and utility analysis in health sector
National Institute of Health and Family Welfare,
Munirka, New Delhi-110067.

jOver view of Health care financing: methods of

The aim of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the key
issues in heath economics and financing for informed decision financing, principles alternative sources of financing:
making in health sector. health insurance, user charges

jEquity and efficiency in health care financing system

in India.
Specific Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

1. Describe the basic concepts and approaches of health Lecture discussion, presentation by participants, group
economics and financing . work/exercises.