Health systems in Africa and Asia

In partnership with CERDI, FERDI has focused its work on the analysis of health systems in developing and emerging countries. FERDI gives priority at two areas of applied research because of their very high importance for health policies: The efficiency of health care structures, and health financing.

FERDI advocates that improving efficiency should be a top priority in health policy.

By assessing the potential room for manoeuvre in terms of improving the efficiency of health care structures, by examining the opportunities presented by "new" financing instruments such as payment based on results, and by analysing the strategies deployed by new donors in the field of health in Africa, the overall objective of the FERDI program carried out in partnership with CERDI is to provide governments and their partners with elements that can contribute to decision-making which is economically feasible and socially and politically acceptable. 

But facing the scope of the challenges of the health SDGs and the Addis Ababa Agenda for Action also means strengthening human capital in health. 

FERDI’s training programs in health economics complement the applied research program. The training courses are specially designed for public and private actors in positions of responsibility in health systems or related fields (finance, social affairs, etc). They use the team members' expertise in health policy research in Africa and Asia.

Achievements 2021-2022

• New programs to analyse the efficiency of health structures, aimed at strengthening capacity and decision-making processes, have been initiated in Burkina Faso, Botswana, Niger, and Mongolia. They will continue throughout 2022.

• Training program on strengthening health systems and policies to combat infectious diseases with the support of the Government of Monaco. This training program initiated in 2018 will continue in 2021 and 2022 with new sessions. In 2022, the program offers "à la carte" tutored distance learning courses and a face-to-face session under certain conditions.


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