Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Health Policy and Management (HPM)


Public Health

First Advisor

Gino Nalli

Second Advisor

Andrew Coburn


Health care, Georgia, Health Care Reform, Welfare system, Muskie School of Public Service


In recent years the Georgian health care system has been undergoing fundamental reforms aimed at improving the population’s health status by increasing financial and geographic access to high-quality health care. To address limited financial access to health services of the poor, and protect them from catastrophic expenditures associated with illnesses and improve equity, the government restructured the centralized, financially and administratively unsustainable social security system, with a liberal welfare system focusing on providing a safety net for the poor.



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