In July, the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) welcomed the latest Health Fellows accepted onto the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) Fellowship Scheme for a one day training event in Health Economics – the third ODI Health Fellows’ Day hosted by CHE.
The ODI Fellows will soon be working as civil servants for Ministry of Health departments and units across a number of low and middle-income countries. The one day training event provides an introduction to key themes in health economics, which will underpin the work in the Health Fellow’s new roles.
The day began with an introduction by the Director of CHE, Maria Goddard, followed by introduction presentation by (TLO) Programme Director and Health Economist Paul Revill on the TLO research programme.
Further presentations on various topics in health economics were delivered by York based health economists, including Mathilde Peron and Karl Claxton, but also Martin Chalkley, Wiktoria Tafesse and James Love-Koh who are Theme 2 researchers for TLO. This year’s event also included an insightful open discussion about life as an ODI fellow led by TLO researcher Finn McGuire, who has previously worked within the Ministry of Health in Malawi under the ODI Fellowship Scheme.
This training day greatly contributes to fulfilling TLO‘s Capability Building objectives. Strengthened knowledge of health economics will allow ODI Fellows to exchange skills and expertise to policy-makers in their host countries, thus increasing local capability in health economics.
The day was also a useful opportunity for knowledge exchange between Theme 2 and Theme 1 researchers in attendance, giving them the room to further discuss research ideas.
For further information about the Overseas Development Institute’s Fellowship Scheme, please visit: www.odi.org/fellowship-scheme.