Centre for International Health

Strengthen Health Economics Capacity at Bergen and MUHAS

The main focus is to strenghten institutional capacity and the education programme in Health Economics at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania. It is also to develop a well established collaboration between MUHAS and the University of Bergen (UiB).

Project goals:

  1. to review and harmonize the curricula for MA. Health Policy and Management (MAHPM) programme at MUHAS and M.Phil Global Health at ClH in the area of health economics;
  2. to develop MSc. Health Policy majoring in Health Economics programme at MUHAS; 
  3. to develop a course in Health Economics, Economic Evaluation and Equity impact Analysis at CIH;
  4. to enhance staff and student mobility between the partner institutions.

Activities: review and harmonization of curricula; development of MSc. Health Policy majoring in Health Economics programme; development of a joint course; joint teaching and supervision of students including guest lecturing.

Expected results: reviewed and harmonized curricula for MA-HPM and M.Phil Global Health in the area of health economics, MSc. Health Policy programme majoring in Health Economics established at MUHAS, a joint course in Health Economics, Economic Evaluation and Equity Impact Analysis established at CIH, mobility of 30 students between Norway and Tanzania, 2 academic staff from MUHAS enrolled and trained to PhD level at UiB, at least 6 joint papers published in international peerreviewed journals.

This project is a collaboration between the Department of Development Studies at MUHAS, Tanzania, and the Centre for International Health at UiB, Norway. Network partner institutions include the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in Tanzania and the University of Oslo (UiO) in Norway.