The World Bank Institute (WBI) Global Flagship course on “The Challenge of Universal Health Coverage – Health System Strengthening and Sustainable Financing” is targeted to country teams of mid-level and high-level health and finance policy-makers, development partners, and other key stakeholders.
Many countries and agencies are committed to the goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This eight-day course will apply the Flagship analytic framework to enable structured and strategic thinking about how to move health systems towards UHC. The core faculty from Harvard and Oxford Universities, the World Health Organization and the World Bank will teach and facilitate the course.
During the course, policy-makers from ministries of Health and Finance and their development partners will engage in systematic analysis of the challenges, opportunities, and potential risks associated with using different policy levers to move health systems towards universal coverage. The course approach and purpose is not advocacy but analysis. During eight days of intensive interaction with peers and faculty, participants apply tools and concepts to assess where their health systems are relative to their coverage and financial protection goals, the determinants of progress and health system performance, and feasible policy options to progress towards UHC.
The language of instruction is English, and all course materials are in English. Participants are expected to be able to read, understand and speak English fluently enough to participate fully in course discussions and group work. No translation facilities are available.
Dear Flagship Alumni and Friends,
We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Professor Marc Roberts, on July 26, 2014, at his home in Cape Cod. Marc was a core member of the group that together developed the Flagship course, and taught it for many years to many hundreds of people from countries around the world. He had a brilliant gift for explaining even complex ideas in a clear and accessible way, illustrated with memorable examples, stories and humor, drawn from his extensive experience and reading. His great intellect and warmth, the thoughtful and generous way he engaged with us all and shared what he knew, and his eagerness to learn from others, will be sorely missed.