We invite you to participate in an important online survey AfHEA is conducting among its network. AfHEA is working with Humentum, an independent organizational capacity strengthening firm, to review and strengthen our operational systems to better serve our membership and achieve our mission. We value your feedback as we undertake this important initiative. The survey will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
We know that your time is limited and hope you will find this a quick and interesting learning experience. All of your individual information will be kept completely confidential but the aggregate survey results will be shared with our donors and partners, as well as with Humentum. Your thoughts could make a real difference and allow us to better serve you and our other stakeholders.
Thank you for being a valued member of the AfHEA community and for taking the time to consider this message. We truly appreciate it.
UPDATE AND ANNOUNCEMENT ON AfHEA TRANSITION PROCESS
We trust you are keeping well and safe in these difficult times of Covid-19.
At the Rabat Conference in September 2016, the AfHEA executive was mandated by members to start a process of leadership and governance transition, including the appointment of three deputy executive directors as part of grooming of potential future leadership, renewing most of the membership of the Board of Trustees, and updating other organs and processes of the association. Key aspects of that transition have since been carried out, including the renewal of the Board and some executive positions, and the setting up of a Transition Committee by the Board to oversee the transition sand make detailed proposals for carrying the process out. Three Deputy Executive Directors were appointed by the board (before it was itself renewed), for Capacity Building, Institutional Development and Business Development.
an invitation to participate in a survey to identify teaching institutions
This is a critical time for teaching health economics in sub Saharan Africa. Many countries are journeying towards Universal Health Coverage while transitioning from donor funding, and the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the essential convergence between health and behaviors, health financing, health systems and macroeconomics in decision-making and health policy. The need for local health economists in Africa has never been more acute, but we have very little coordinated knowledge of where teaching health economics is taking place, what is being taught and how many graduates are being produced. This survey seeks to provide these answers and more.
The survey is a unique collaborative effort coordinated by the Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town and supported by the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI), the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA), and the Teaching Helath Economics Special Interest Group of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA). It aims to generate a clear picture of teaching health economics in sub-Saharan Africa, providing a foundation for collaboration and planning and enabling a collective and locally-driven vision for the future of health economics on the continent. The survey is available in English and French and is aimed at post graduate degree coordinators at institutions in sub-Saharan Africa that are teaching health economics, the survey link is available below.
Completion date for the survey is Wednesday, 17th June 2020
Dear colleagues, below is a table showing the various AfHEA membership categories and rates. Beginning from July 1 2019, some rates have been revised. Full Ordinary and Associate membership rates have been revised as follows;
The first step of the abstracts' review process is complete and the scientific committee is pleased to announce that the results will be progressively sent to authors within the next 15 days. A second quality control procedure is currently underway for some abstracts.
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La première étape du processus de révision des résumés est terminée et le comité scientifique est heureux d'annoncer que les résultats seront envoyés progressivement aux auteurs dans les 15 prochains jours. Une deuxième étape de contrôle de la qualité est actuellement en cours pour certains résumés.