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Ref.No. [Initiator]
ARG-31 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Economics and Pharmaceutical Policies

Director / Head: 
  Dr Martín Langsam
 




Institution:
  Secretaria de Ciencia y Técnica
  Instituto Universitario ISALUD
Address:
  Venezuela 931
  C1095AAS
  Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Town:
  Buenos Aires
Country:
  ARGENTINA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (54 11) 52394000
Fax:
  (54 11) 52394003
Date of Designation:
  24/Sep/2010
Last Redesignation:
  24/Sep/2010
Expiry:
  24/Sep/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1.- Health Economics Tools for Financial Management of Public Hospitals Networks: To analyse and evaluate the recent developments in Health Economics, regarding the improvement of management systems of hospitals within the Public Hospitals Networks (PHN). To review the application of Health Economics Tools in selected hospitals of Public Hospitals Networks. To propose the implementation of Health Economics Tools in participating hospitals of the Public Hospital Networks in Argentinean provinces. To issue Public Health Policy recommendations for the financial management improvement of selected Hospitals of Public Hospitals Networks in Argentina and other countries of southern Latin American. To implement of training and research activities on the uses of health economics tools to improve the financial management of Public Hospital Networks Regarding the teaching and the extension and transfer actions above mentioned. 
  2. 2.- Drug Policies in the Health Sector: To review and analyse recent developments in the area of public policies related to the quality, safety and efficacy of medical drugs and products. To carry out national and regional surveys to assess the quality, safety and access to drugs and medicaments in different markets To advise on public policies related to the quality, safety, and efficacy of medical products and technologies. To further develop activities of research, tranfer and training about public policies for improving quality, safety, efficacy and access to medical drugs and other medical products. Regarding the teaching and the extension and transfer actions above mentioned. 
  3. 3.- Cost Effectiveness Analysis of the medical treatments of elderly population: To identify socio-epidemiologic profiles and the social determinants and risk factors affecting the health status of elderly people in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, with emphasis on the economic consequences of disease and social exclusion. To review and analyze the cost effectiveness of basic home-based health care services provided to elderly people in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. To advise on public policies to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of medical treatment available to the elderly population. To further develop research activities and trainings on these issues Regarding the teaching and the extension and transfer actions above mentioned. 
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Subjects:
  1. Health systems research & development 
  2. Research policy & development 
  3. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Research 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.1 - Management and organization of integrated, population-based health-service delivery through public and nonpublic providers and networks improved, reflecting the primary health care strategy, scaling up coverage, equity, quality and safety of personal and population-based health services, and enhancing health outcomes.
  Ower: 11.1 - Formulation and monitoring of comprehensive national policies on access, quality and use of essential medical products and technologies advocated and supported.
 
Responsible Officer:
  SUAREZ BERENGUELA Ruben
Phone:
  1-202-974-3482
Email:
  suarezru@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  EVANS David B.
Phone:
  13768/13270
Email:
  evansd@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork