Health financing for universal coverage

e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC)

The first e-learning course on health financing policy for universal health coverage has now been launched.

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This e-learning course comprises six modules which cover the core functions of health financial policy as conceptualised by WHO.

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Each module is divided into a number of sub-topics. This is a foundational course which targets participants of various levels of experience and expertise.

The course is designed to be used in a variety of ways: as preparation for those who will attend a WHO face-to-face course, for those who are for various reasons unable to attend a face-to-face course, and for those who have already attended courses and wish to refresh their knowledge. Individual modules can also be used as part of a programme of blended capacity building.

The course will work on a range of devices, operation systems and browsers.

Details of the course:


Module 1 of e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC) addresses “Overall health system goals”

Module 1. Overview

    • The goals of universal health coverage
    • Health financing policy and universal health coverage
    • How health financing can influence UHC
    • Beyond health financing: the wider health system and economy
    • What UHC brings to health financing policy

Module 2 of e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC) addresses “Revenue raising”

Module 2. Revenue raising

    • Revenue raising and policy objectives
    • What is fiscal space for health?
    • Efforts to increase public spending on health
    • Increasing stability and predictability
    • Summary of key messages
    • Knowledge check

Module 3 of e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC) addresses “Pooling”

Module 3. Pooling revenues

    • Pooling and policy objectives
    • Desirable characteristics of pooling arrangements
    • Policy responses to fragmentation
    • Summary of key messages
    • Knowledge check



Module 4 of the e-learning course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC) addresses Purchasing and Provider Payment Mechanisms

Module 4. Purchasing

    • Strategic purchasing of health services
    • Challenges facing purchasers
    • Institutional arrangements and purchasing instruments
    • Paying for primary health care services
    • Paying for hospital services
    • Summary of key messages
    • Knowledge check

Module 5 of the e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) addresses the issue of benefit package design

Module 5. Benefit package design

    • Benefits, rationing and policy objectives
    • Benefit package and coverage choices
    • Using the benefit package to promote UHC
    • Aligning benefit packages
    • Summary of key messages
    • Knowledge check

Summary of e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC)

Module 6. Summary

    • Health financing policy overview
    • Revenue raising
    • Pooling
    • Purchasing health services
    • Benefit package design




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The course is designed to work on a wide range of devices, operating systems, and browsers. For technical issues please contact the helpdesk at: https://accesswho.campusvirtualsp.org/helpdesk

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