The course will identify inequities in effective access to healthcare and their main causes. It will review the importance of universal access to healthcare in crisis and post-crisis situations, as well as issues related to the feasibility of introducing a social health protection scheme and planning for its implementation, designing the appropriate contribution levels and benefits, monitoring the provision of services, and ensuring the sound governance and financing of the scheme.
The course is designed for executives, managers, planners, financial officers and other professionals responsible for healthcare and health insurance schemes, in both governmental and non-governmental sectors. Representatives of employers ' and workers ' organizations are particularly welcome. The course primarily addresses the needs of practitioners and policymakers; however, individuals working in research roles within health systems will also benefit from participating in this training activity.