GLHLTH 750: Health Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries

Spring 2024

Instructor: Osondu Ogbuoji

Health systems are idiosyncratic to their history, economics, politics and geography. Comparisons can be made on financing, organization of care providers, client interaction/interface, access/quality/cost and outcomes such as the health status of populations, preventative care and client satisfaction.

In this course, health systems in low and middle income countries are analyzed by applying five dimensions: Stewardship and Client Interaction, Financing, Service Provision, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Leadership and Ethics. Seven to nine health systems are presented to demonstrate the framework. Student teams will apply this framework to a selected country in a group project.