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The ODI returns to CHE for the Second Annual ODI Health Fellows’ Training Day

Posted on 1 August 2016

In July, CHE was delighted to host a repeat of its successful one-day training event, held first in 2015, for the latest cohort of post-graduate economists and statisticians accepted onto the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) prestigious Fellowship Scheme.

‌The two-year long Fellowship Scheme sees individuals take responsibility for a wide-range of work in government ministries, including: improving planning and budgeting systems; devising strategic responses to major challenges such as HIV/AIDS; preparing national development plans and budgets; and producing and analysing economic statistics. 

The ODI Fellows who attended CHE in July will soon be working as civil servants for Ministry of Health departments and units across a number of low- and middle-income countries, including some which have not hosted ODI Fellows at their Health Ministries before.  The 2016 cohort will be assigned to: Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and Thailand. 

Owing to the varied academic background of many of the Health Fellows, the CHE training day provides a general introduction to key themes in health economics, to support the Health Fellows in their new roles.

The Health Fellows were treated to presentations from Maria Goddard, Helen Weatherly, Martin Chalkley, Miqdad Asaria, Karl Claxton, Paul Revill, Marc Suhrcke, as well as the Head of the ODI Fellowship Scheme: Robin Sherbourne.

Feedback received from the Health Fellows has been extremely positive, and CHE looks forward to supporting the new Fellows throughout their placements over the next two years, as well as continuing to expand its network of policy makers working in low- and middle-income countries.

CHE would like to thank Robin Sherbourne at the ODI and Paul Revill and Alex Rollinger for their support with the organisation of this event, and wish all of the 2016 Health Fellows the very best in their new roles.

Further information about the ODI Fellowship Scheme can be found here: