Swiss TPH Symposia

Each year the Institute organises both, a Spring and an Autumn Symposium. To bring a variety of current issues and topics to the forefront, and tap the magnitude of knowledge at the Swiss TPH, the theme of each Symposium, as well as the hosting department or unit, always differs.

Spring Symposium 2014

Is 'Value for Money' the Best Approach for Improving Weak Health Systems?

April 9, Basel, Switzerland


The aid community now systematically refers to the “Value for Money” concept in relation to health programmes. Still, the concept has varying meaning among individuals and agencies. This symposium will review how good governance, improved supply chains, systematic monitoring and evaluation as well as more frequent financial reviews can encourage further investments and bring sustainable results. Topics include: linking governance with value for money in weak countries, strengthening the health commodity supply chain, ‘every dollar counts’, and measuring the results.

We invite economists and public health specialists, health care providers, and students interested in this topic to join us in Basel for this provocative exchange.