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 participate in the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis for Africa. This is an EU FP7 project which is dedicated to support teaching at Schools of Public Health in Africa and beyond.


De Savigny D, Blanchet K, Adam T. Applied systems thinking for health systems research: a methodological handbook. London: McGraw Hill, 2017

Aerts C, Sunyoto T, Tediosi F, Sicuri E. Are public-private partnerships the solution to tackle neglected tropical diseases? A systematic review of the literature. Health Policy. 2017;121(7):745-754. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.05.005

Galactionova K, Tediosi F, Camponovo F, Smith T.A, Gething P.W, Penny M.A. Country specific predictions of the cost-effectiveness of malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 in endemic Africa. Vaccine. 2017;35(1):53-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.11.042

Mukasa O, Mushi H.P, Maire N, Ross A, De Savigny D. Do surveys with paper and electronic devices differ in quality and cost? Experience from the Rufiji Health and Demographic Surveillance System in Tanzania. Glob Health Action. 2017;10:1387984. DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1387984

Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995-2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. Lancet. 2017;389(10083):1981-2004. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30874-7