LSE Health has officially launched Health Inc. ("Financing health care for inclusion"), a 36 month project funded by a €2.8 million grant from the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme. The project will explore how social exclusion restricts access to health services despite recent health financing reforms and how social health protection can be increased. Research will be conducted in Ghana, Senegal and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Health Inc. is a collaboration between LSE Health (project coordinator), the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Tata Institute of Social Science in Mumbai, Institute of Public Health in Bangalore, the Centre for Research on Social Policies in Senegal and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research in Ghana. For more details please contact Philipa Mladovsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the Health Inc website.
The Health Inc. consortium at LSE for the project launch meeting, 27-29 June 2011.