BIGH seminar: Universal Health Coverage, social protection and patient costs: definition, measurements and application to policy and practice
Welcome to a seminar hosted by the Doctoral Programme in Biology of Infections and Global Health (BIGH). No registration is needed.
What will we discuss?
- Examples of UHC and social protection with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.
- A new WHO methodology to measure patient costs for TB patients and their households, and will discuss the potential implications of this work for policy and practice.
- Key methods, measures and indicators of UHC, social protection and patient costs.
Who will be presenting?
Professor Knut Lönnroth
Group leader for the Social medicine, infectious disease and migration research group at the Department of Public Health Sciences.
He has conducted extensive epidemiological, health systems and social science research during the past 25 years, with a major focus on tuberculosis.
He worked for the World Health Organization’s Global TB Programme for 13 years where he co-ordinated policy development.
Dr. Andrew Siroka
Health economist in the World Health Organization’s Global TB Programme.
He is working on costs faced by TB patients and their households and how best to alleviate them through changes in national policy. His TB-related research also includes work on the effect of social protection on TB, monitoring global financing of the disease, and examining the link between household-level poverty on risk for TB.
Dr. Kerri Viney
Postdoc, Social medicine, Infectious disease and Migration research group, at the Department of Public Health Sciences.
Her TB research has focussed on the social determinants of TB including: the association between TB and diabetes, quantifying social and bio-medical risk factors for TB, active TB case finding among high risk populations, and TB patient costs.Contact person: Kerri Viney