Nossal Insitute for Global Health (NIGH)-University of Melbourne, Australia
Scope and mission of the institution
Based at the Nossal Institute, the Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub aims to support regional, national and international partners to develop effective evidence-informed national policy-making, particularly in the field of health finance and health systems. It works in four key product areas. These are:
Product 1 - Advancing evidence and strategies for health systems improvement
Product 2 - Role of Non state providers
Product 3 - Pacific Focus
Product 4 - Improving equity : Evidence from health system interventions
Projects related to HPSR
1- The Health Policy and Health Finance (HPHF) Knowledge Hub has produced a series of Working Papers and Case Studies. These include the following working papers:
WP 1: Funding for HIV and Non-Communicable diseases: Implications for Priority Setting in the Pacific Region
WP 2: Sector-wide approaches for health – an introduction to SWAps and their implementation in the Pacific region
WP 3: Sector-wide approaches for health – a comparative study of experiences in Samoa and the Solomon Islands
WP 4: Sector-wide approaches for health – lessons from Samoa and the Solomon Islands
WP 5: Conceptual frameworks, health financing data and assessing performance: a stock-take of tools for health financing analysis in the Asia-Pacific region
WP 6: The Evolution of Primary Health Care in Fiji; Past, Present and Future
All the papers can be downloaded from the Nossal Institute website.
2- The Flagship Course on Health Systems Strengthening and Health Financing was held for the first time in the Pacific region, in Suva, Fiji from 13th – 17th June 2010. The course was a joint initiative of the Fiji School of Medicine, the World Bank Institute, the Asia Network for Health Systems Strengthening, and the Nossal Institute for Global Health (through the AusAID-funded Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub). Adapted from the World Bank Institute’s Flagship Course held annually in Washington D.C., this course was designed to provide policymakers and other stakeholders in the Pacific region with a basic introduction to the ‘Control Knob’ framework for health sector reform and financing. The course also provided opportunities for participants to discuss the framework’s applicability to specific issues they face within their own country contexts.
The Alliance invites its partners to send any final reports & publications related to the field of health policy and systems research they would like to be published under their profile.