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Dr. Benjamin Tsofa

Principal Investigator


Dr. Benjamin Tsofa is a Principal Research Officer, Health Policy & Systems Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI – Centre for Geographic Medicine Research – Coast. He initially trained and worked as a clinical dentist, before moving into public primary health management and later health policy systems research. His research interests are in health systems governance, health financing and health policy analysis – with a specific interest in health sector resource allocation, priority setting, planning and budgeting. Currently he co-leads the health systems governance research group at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, and is an adjunct health policy and systems lecturer at Pwani University – Kilifi. He also sits in several Technical Advisory Committees at the National Ministry of Health in Kenya, where he provides technical assistance in several health systems strengthening initiatives and general health policy formulation and implementation at both the county and national level