Governments around the world, both developed and developing, are constantly struggling to improve health service delivery for their citizens faced with rising health care costs, increasing expectations of their citizens, and changing population needs. This course will explore the process of health reform in the context of Ghana, a rapidly changing developing country, where important health reforms have been recently implemented. The course will explore the theory of health systems and health reform as well as the reality of such processes through a mix of classroom, interview/guest lectures with key stakeholders, and an independent research project. Health reforms that will likely be studied include the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme, the scale up of services for HIV/AIDS, and exemption policies for pregnant women.
The course will take place at the NYU Accra site in Accra, Ghana.
Prerequisites:CORE-GP.1022 or permission from instructor