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Shenglan Tang

Mary D B T and James Semans International Professor of Medicine and Global Health at the Department of Population Health Science, Duke Medical School
Associate Director for China Initiatives, Duke Global Health Institute

Executive Director of Global Health Programs, DKU, China
School of Medicine
Shenglan Tang

Summary

Dr. Shenglan Tang is Professor of Medicine and Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute. He is also Associate Director of DGHI for China Initiatives, and Executive Director of Global Health Program at Duke Kunshan University in China, as well as Director of Research Hub for Asia-Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies/WHO, which has research projects in Cambodia, Nepal, Vietnam and other Asian countries. In his capacity at Duke Kunshan University, he was elected as President of Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CCUGH) in November 2015. Tang has more than 30 years of experience undertaking research on health systems reform, disease control and maternal and child health in China and other countries, and has provided consultancy services on health systems strengthening to many international organizations and governments of developing countries. In 2012, Tang came to Duke from the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), based in Geneva, where he was Unit Leader for TB/HIV and Health Systems. Before his assignment at WHO, Tang was a faculty member at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in UK, and School of Public Health of Fudan University (former Shanghai Medical University).

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Health Systems in Developing Countries

This course introduces students to key challenges faced in strengthening of health systems in low and middle income countries. The course will cover a diverse set of topics including an overview of organization of health systems, models of purchasing and providing health care, innovations in financing health care, and issues in service delivery such as quality of care and human resource challenges. Students will learn frameworks and methods employed in the evaluation of health systems. The course will also draw attention to resource allocation problems and various frameworks used to address them. The course will primarily rely on readings from a variety of health policy, economics and other social science journals. Course introduces key challenges faced in strengthening of health systems in low and middle income countries. Topics include: overview of organization of health systems, models of purchasing and providing health care, innovations in financing health care, issues in service delivery such as quality of care and human resource challenges, and frameworks and methods employed in the evaluation of health systems. Course will also draw attention to resource allocation problems and various frameworks used to address them. Readings primarily from health policy, economics and other social science journals. Consent of instructor required.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 750
Was: GLHLTH 340
GRAD Only

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