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Health economics research


Research Description:

Our Health Economics Research span three broad thematic areas; the economics of health systems, economic evaluation of health care interventions, and broader health systems and policy analysis. The economics of health systems research focuses on examining health financing reforms that are either needed or currently implemented by LMIC governments to accelerate progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Research in this area includes the assessment of the equity, efficiency of health systems and assessing country progress towards the attainment of UHC along both the effective service coverage and financial risk protection dimensions. The work on economic evaluation focuses on generating evidence on the costs, cost-effectiveness, and budget impact of healthcare interventions with the aim of informing planning and prioritization decisions. Our broader health systems and policy analysis work focuses on examining organizational and institutional arrangements and how these affect health system performances, the role of governance in health systems strengthening, and assessing the implementation of health sector policies. Healthcare priority-setting and resource allocation is a cross-cutting interest in our work.