Friday, September 29, 2017

6 October 2017: Government Financing of Healthcare in India since 2005: Achievements and Challenges

Peter Berman, Manjiri Bhawalkar
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and
Rajesh Jha, Offbeat Innovations

Government funding for health and primary healthcare in India is clearly insufficient. Low levels of resource mobilisation, however, is only part of the problem when it comes to improving the health outcomes in the country. Poor resource allocation and low budget utilisation exacerbate the inadequacy of financial resources for health. Effective allocation and utilisation is also constrained by public financial management design, operational processes, and governance factors.

In this talk led by Prof Peter Berman, the team from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will present trends in government financing of healthcare in India from 2005 to 2014 across 29 states. The talk is based on findings from an upcoming study on “Government Financing of Healthcare in India since 2005: What was achieved, what was not and why”. The focus will be on primary care, and the session will explore the substitution effect of central government funding for primary care in richer states along with systemic and capacity constraints that result in low budget utilisation. The study will focus on specific references to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in contrast with states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Kerala where some of the practices show far better budget utilisation.

Date: October 6, 2017
Time: 03:30 P.M.

Conference Hall
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)


View Larger Map

No comments:

Post a Comment