The changing dynamics of mixed health systems in low- and middle-income countries

Professor Kabir Sheikh
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17:00 - 18:00
Department for Continuing Education
Rewley House and Online
1 Wellington Square
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Lecture Theatre and Online

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Lectures and seminars
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Free public talk with Professor Kabir Sheikh.

Health systems are social systems, and are shaped by broader trends such as urbanisation, commercialisation, the information revolution, and the post-pandemic social reordering. Against that backdrop, the configuration of health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is often deeply heterogeneous or 'mixed' across different intersecting axes, for instance: public-private, professional-lay, traditional-modern, and digital-nondigital. These dynamic and contested intersections influence health system performance and equity, and also create unique policy challenges and opportunities. Professor Sheikh will outline key inferences from his body of research on the governance of mixed health systems in LMICs, and reflect on the changing character of health systems, and implications for the future of the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR).