There are currently 10 Ph.D. Students in Health Economics that are being supervised by HPTRP members in the University they are
Two of these students are on scholarship given by the AERC Ph.D. Collaborative programme in conjunction with Bill Gates Foundation
· STATA TRAINING
One of the major weaknesses of contemporary research health economics and economics of education in and about Africa is its lack of careful attention to methodological and analytical issues in the fields. In order to contribute to capacity building of graduate students working in this areas, Health Policy Training and Research Programme (HPTRP), Department of Economics organises a methodological workshop on “Using STATA software for the analysis of survey data”. The workshops are meant to serve as a critical space that would offer experience-sharing in the identifying and applying basic steps of scientific analysis. The workshops will not only offer insights into the current state of the art but also provide an occasion for a critical review of contemporary research procedures, tools and theories as seen from an African perspective. The workshops is designed for researchers and graduate students in health and education economics. Preference will however be given to Ph.D. students and also to female applicants
· CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
i. Short term training in Health Economics and policy management
– We also engage in short term training on health policy management, national health accounting and expenditure tracking analysis. Over the next few months, we shall embark on training on National Health Accounts. The training shall be for the stakeholders including government officials working in Health and Health related ministries, Health management organisations and others involved in the National Health Insurance scheme, and non- governmental organisations. The aim is to help appreciate the usefulness and importance of NHA.
– Nigeria is a big country with 36 states and 774 local governments. Hence efforts would be made to divide the country into six zones in line with the geopolitical zones in operation in the country. The training programme groups participants together in different zones so as to exploit economies of scale in the training process.
ii. Health expenditure management