The World Health Organization (WHO) six building blocks for health systems strengthening is working well in advanced economies with strong governance and effective systems. However, the building blocks are limited when applied in low income countries.
Professor Mfutso-Bengo proposes the new LEGS framework for equitable and efficient allocation of healthcare resources in Africa as a complementary framework to the WHO building blocks for health systems strengthening, specifically exploring how they could enable equitable and efficient resource allocation in health care in Malawi.
About the speaker
Prof. Joseph Mfutso-Bengo
Prof. Joseph Mfutso-Bengo is Professor of Bioethics who is the Director of Thanzi La Onse Project in Malawi and head of the Health Economics and Policy Unit (HEPU). He also heads the University of Malawi-Centre of Ethics and Governance (CEG) & Centre of Bioethics in Southern and Eastern Africa-(CEBESA) at College of Medicine-University of Malawi. He is globally respected research ethics expert, Bioethics Consultant, Educator and Social Scientist. He chairs Malawi National Advisory Committee on Bioethics (NACOB). He is the ex-president of WHO-AFRO -Regional Global Summit of Nation Ethics Advisory Board and ex Chair of College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee. He developed Ethics packages such as LEGS FRAMEWORK, VED-MAP, KAS model for sustainable professionalism & Moral Capital Index. He has published widely in Bioethics.