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Reforms in Primary Health Care Across Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Course Status

Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Start Date
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
End Date
Friday, June 9, 2023
Class Time(s)
Tu, W, Th, F, 8:00 - 11:20am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
- Identify key challenges to primary health care reforms - What works and what doesn't in primary health care reform - Explore strategies for primary health care reform in your setting - Understand how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced primary health care reforms
Looks at primary health care (PHC) reforms that are key to achieving health systems resilience. Teaches how to implement PHC reform, tackle bottlenecks in the reform process, learn strategies to evaluate and course correct during the reform process, and sequence and scale up effective PHC reforms in your context. Explores priority actions in strengthening primary health care including PHC financing, models of service delivery, and health systems integration with a focus on the reforms process. Walks through and critiques practical strategies to reform primary health care by focusing on country experiences.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe how primary health care reforms can be implemented to promote inclusion and equity at the policy and program levels
  2. Discuss how country health systems respond and adapt to emerging challenges to primary health care
  3. Analyze alternative strategies for implementing primary health care reforms and their impact on the broader health system
  4. Develop a package of primary health care reforms and outline their potential impact and limitations
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 25% Participation
  • 75% Assignments