Health System & Research Ethics
In the Health System and Research Ethics Department we develop and conduct multidisciplinary, context relevant, ethically informed applied research that contributes to improving health through enhancing health system quality. Our focus is on conducting policy and practice relevant research that addresses health system efficiency, equity, responsiveness and resilience. Our research generates evidence that addresses national and global development priorities including Sustainable Development Goals – SDG1 (end poverty in all forms, everywhere), SDG 3 (good health and well–being), SDG 5 (gender equality), and SDG 10 (reducing inequalities) (UNDP 2015). To enhance the policy relevance of the work and promote evidence informed policy making we adopt an embedded approach characterized by partnerships and co-production of research with health sector policy makers, implementors and health care practitioners. Our work is grouped around the following areas: Health Services Research, Health Economics Research, Health Policy and Systems, and Ethics of research and practice.