February Newsletter

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Did You Know?

IHEA curates a teaching materials repository, which can be found here. You can find a range of PowerPoint lecture slides, case studies, audio-visual and other material that can be used by academics in their health economics courses with appropriate acknowledgement. A key objective of the repository is to promote quality health economics teaching through the sharing and use of material as open educational resources. Why not contribute some of your teaching material through the repository! 


Calling all health economists working in parts of the world that have not yet hosted an IHEA congress! 

Do you work in an institution with a team of health economists who are eager to bring the largest gathering of health economists from around the world to your country? IHEA has just released its call for expressions of interest in hosting the 2027 World Congress on Health Economics and is eager to receive proposals from underrepresented regions. We particularly encourage proposals from regions that have not hosted many, or any, IHEA congresses before. You can view past IHEA Congress locations here

Proposals must be initiated and led by health economists based in universities or other research organizations, who would act as the local organizing committee. 

You can find full information on what your proposal should contain here. The deadline for proposals is June 11, 2024

SIG Updates

Economics of Children’s Health & Wellbeing (ECHW) SIG News 


Explore insightful presentations from our past webinars: 

  • April 2023 Webinar: Dr. Bernarda Zamora (Imperial College London) delved into “A Model To Value Hearing Disability Caused By Congenital Cytomegalovirus”. Watch Here  
  • September 2023 Webinar: Dr. Ama Pokuaa Fenny (University of Ghana) discussed “The Economics of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Interventions in Ghana and Senegal”. Watch Here  
  • December 2023 Webinar: Professor Nancy Devlin (University of Melbourne), Professor Kim Dalziel (University of Melbourne), Dr. Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa (Flinders University), Dr. Alice Yu (University Technology Sydney), and Dr. Tessa Peasgood (University of Sheffield), shared insights on “Advances In Measurement And Valuation of Paediatric Health-Related Quality of Life: Key Results From The Australian QUOKKA Research Program”. Watch Here  

September ECR Research Event

  • In September, we successfully hosted an ECR Research event, led by Dr. Ha Le (Deakin University). This event celebrated research excellence and fostered collaboration within our SIG community. 


  • Quarterly webinars will resume this year. Stay tuned for further details on these events as they unfold throughout the year. 

Special Issue

  • Professor Kim Dalziel (University of Melbourne) is coordinating a special issue on the measurement of quality of life in children in PharmacoEconomics. Learn More   

Join Us

  • We welcome anyone interested in the health economics of children’s health and wellbeing to connect with us: iheachildhealth@gmail.com Specifically, we encourage individuals who are: 
  • Currently working on projects related to this field. 
  • Interested in becoming members of our Special Interest Group (SIG). 

Teaching Health Economics (THE) SIG

The THE SIG is holding two upcoming networking events for THE SIG members! In an effort to be inclusive of time zones, the events will be held at two separate times, listed below:

Time: Mar 20, 2024 at 11:00 AM AEDT
Time: Mar 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

If you are a member of the THE SIG and are interested in joining, please reach out to ihea@healtheconomics.org to receive the zoom details.

University Members

Short-Term Health Economics Courses at the Johns Hopkins Global Health Systems Summer Institute  

The Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a Global Health Systems Summer Institute on May 28 through August 2, 2024. The Institute is a great opportunity for early- to mid-career public health professionals to expand their skill sets and improve job performance.    

Four health economics courses are offered: 

Other topics include global health technology, primary health care, global health entrepreneurship, health systems strengthening, health systems management, health policy, health financing, health governance, and more. Most courses are offered online. Check out the institute website for information on registration, tuition, scholarships, and full schedule. Contact Melissa Reed at melissar@jhu.edu with any questions.  

Upcoming Events

The Effect Of ENDS Taxes On Substance Use

Date: March 4, 2024 
Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM EST; 3:30 PM-4:30 PM UTC
Featuring speaker: Dhaval Dave, Professor, Bentley, NBER 

Learn more and register here 

Stay tuned for more on upcoming IHEA webinars! You can view all 2024 events here.

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