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

Ehteshami F, Cassidy R, Tediosi F, Fink G, Cobos Muñoz D. Combining theory-driven realist approach and systems thinking to unpack complexity of type 2 diabetes and hypertension management in low and middle-income countries: protocol for a realist review. Systems. 2024;12(1):16. DOI: 10.3390/systems12010016

Harkare H.V et al. Human and financial resource needs for universal access to WHO-PEN interventions for diabetes and hypertension care in Eswatini: results from a time-and-motion and bottom-up costing study. Hum Resour Health. 2024;22:32. DOI: 10.1186/s12960-024-00913-0

Osei Afriyie D et al. Understanding the role of the Tanzania national health insurance fund in improving service coverage and quality of care. Soc Sci Med. 2024;347:116714. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2024.116714

Tediosi F, Villa S, Levison D, Ekeman E, Politi C. Leveraging global investments for polio eradication to strengthen health systems' resilience through transition. Health Policy Plan. 2024;39(Suppl. 1):i93-i106. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czad093

Verjans A, Hooley B, Tani K, Mhalu G, Tediosi F. Cross-sectional study of the burden and determinants of non-medical and opportunity costs of accessing chronic disease care in rural Tanzania. BMJ Open. 2024;14(3):e080466. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-080466