Group | Health Systems and Policies

The Health Systems and Policies research group develops and applies methods to evaluate and validate health system interventions in real-world health systems. We place special attention on measuring systems effectiveness of essential health interventions and assessing policies, recognising the interrelatedness of all health system building blocks – governance, financing, human resources, informatics, technologies and infrastructure, and service delivery. We also focus on strengthening good governance of health systems and translating evidence to policy. The research group combines expertise in health system analysis, policy analysis and evaluation, and health economics.

We have been involved in the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis for Africa, an EU FP7 project to support teaching in schools of public health in Africa and beyondRead more

Afriyie Osei D, Masiye F, Tediosi F, Fink G. Purchasing for high-quality care using national health insurance: evidence from Zambia. Health Policy Plan. 2023;38(6):681-688. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czad022

Antillon M et al. Health economic evaluation of strategies to eliminate gambiense human African trypanosomiasis in the Mandoul disease focus of Chad. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2023;17(7):e0011396. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0011396

Clausin M et al. Multisystemic resilience to shocks: a temporal analysis of health, fundamental rights and freedoms, and economic resilience during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 22 European countries. BMJ Open. 2023;13(7):e065445. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065445

Mtenga S et al. Social-political and vaccine related determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Tanzania: a qualitative inquiry. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023;3(6):e0002010. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002010

Osei Afriyie D, Kwesiga B, Achungura G, Tediosi F, Fink G. Effects of health insurance on quality of care in low-income countries: a systematic review. Public Health Rev. 2023;44:1605749. DOI: 10.3389/phrs.2023.1605749