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From Theory to Practice: Informing Practitioners about Economics and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Workshop Dates Location Duration Monday 31 October ­ Friday 4 November 2011 Durban, South Africa (Venue ­ TBA)

09h00 ­ 17h00 (every day) (Registration is at 08h30 on Monday 31 October) Cost Day Delegates: ZAR6750 Resident Delegates: ZAR11750 Workshop Aim To provide participants with the skills and understanding of the contributions that health economics can bring to resource planning, allocation and evaluation in the health care sector. The application of concepts will be directed toward understanding and interpreting the HIV and AIDS epidemic in southern and eastern Africa. Learning Objectives Give participants an understanding of the conceptual basis of economics Enable participants to converse in the language of economics Examine practical examples of the application of key concepts of economics Give participants an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of economics Understand the key organisational impacts of ill health and its amelioration Equity in health care and economics Understand the theoretical underpinnings of economic evaluation Appreciate the value of the techniques of economic evaluation Examine applications of the various techniques

Who can Participate? This workshop is aimed at those health service staff who seek to understand how and why economics is applied to health care. This will enable participants to think through some basic health policy issues in an economic framework. The programme will be of value to: health sector planners, managers and administrators from government, the private sector, special interest groups and non-government organisations. Pre-Requisites No assumed knowledge of economics is made. A good standard of written and spoken English is expected as the medium of instruction will be English.

Workshop Outline

Day 1 Introductions Facilitators, Participants, Economics, Statistics and Epidemiology Day 2 Economics of Health Demand and Supply Day 3 Issues in HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment (am) Township Lunch and Tour (pm) Day 4 Economic Evaluation in Health Care Concepts in Economic Evaluation Group Dinner (evening) Day 5 Summary Applications of Economic Evaluation Wrap Up and Conclusions Dr. Jeff Gow is a Health Economist with 15 years experience, with the last 11 years of his career specialising in the `Economics of HIV and AIDS'. He is a Professor in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia and former Acting Director of and now Research Associate with HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Complete the registration form - click here to access it. Should you have difficulty accessing the registration form, simply email Lebo Sello on [email protected] and a registration form, including full workshop details will be emailed back to you Arrange payment ­ see registration form for banking details Return completed registration form and proof of payment to Lebo Sello as soon as possible. Once HEARD receives your registration form and proof of payment, a booking confirmation will be sent to you. Transport to Durban not included Transfers from Durban airport will be provided Accommodation will be in a (minimum) 3 star hotel (telephone costs not included) Workshop notes, writing pads and pens will be supplied Morning and afternoon tea/coffee and a light lunch will be served Certificates of attendance will be issued to participants An evaluation form will be issued on the last day of the workshop which participants will be asked to complete.

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CONTACT US t: +27 31 260-2592| f: +27 31 260-2587| w: a: University of KwaZulu-Natal,Westville Campus, J block, Level 4, University Road Durban, South Africa


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