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Health Care and Policy

Access to affordable, quality health care is crucial for any individual. At ITM, we conduct comprehensive research and educate the next generation on health systems and policy for the benefit of health worldwide.

Health care and policy

Health care is the maintenance or improvement of health via the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Access to it is predominantly influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as the health policies in place in the given country or area.

The expertise of ITM researchers in the domain includes:

  • Evaluation of specific control interventions at population level

  • Socio-economic and organisational aspects of health care

  • General and international health care policy

Besides research, the units involved have long standing prowess in post-graduation and service delivery, of which the prestigious 50-year-old Master of Science in Public Health programme is a prime example.

Among others, main research lines at ITM include:

  • Strategic management of local health systems

  • Evaluation and research methodologies for complex health (system) problems

  • Innovative platforms for care for long-term conditions

  • Health workforce policies

  • Relation between disease control programmes & health systems strengthening

  • Financial access for the poor

  • Universal health coverage and health care financing

  • Equity and health