Medicines coverage through health insurance programs can be a scalable and sustainable means to improve access to,
affordability and use of medicines. Evidence-based medicines policy decision making is required to achieve maximum benefits at affordable costs. This
inaugural course for policy makers, analysts, actuaries, and others involved in making medicines policy decisions in health and insurance systems
was organized by the WHO Collaborating Center in
Pharmaceutical Policy, Boston, USA; Ateneo de Manila
University; and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation,
Manila, Philippines, at the Ateneo Professional Schools,
Ateneo de Manila University, Rockwell Center, Makati City,
Philippines, from September 23 trhough 29, 2007.
The highly interactive
course enhanced participants' skills to identify problems in
medicines access and use, and to design, implement, and
evaluate medicines benefit policies in heath systems. It consisted of small and large group case discussions and hands-on analyses of health insurance program data. During the course, participants focused on medicines policy issues relevant to their systems, and developed post-course plans to design and implement policy interventions to improve key health outcomes.
The Philippines MedIC Course Report can be
The Participant Guide can be downloaded here.
The Course Facilitator List can be downloaded
The Course Participant List can be downloaded
Last updated on January 31, 2012