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.


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(in press). DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czad022

Osei Afriyie D, Masiye F, Tediosi F, Fink G. Confidence in the health system and health insurance enrollment among the informal sector population in Lusaka, Zambia. Soc Sci Med. 2023;321:115750. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115750

Saulnier D, Duchenko A, Ottilie-Kovelman S, Tediosi F, Blanchet K. Re-evaluating our knowledge of health system resilience during COVID-19: lessons from the first two years of the pandemic. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2023;12:6659. DOI: 10.34172/ijhpm.2022.6659

Theilmann M et al. Strengthening primary care for diabetes and hypertension in Eswatini: study protocol for a nationwide cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2023;24:210. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-023-07096-4

Akweongo P, Voetagbe E, Tediosi F, Gadeka D.D, Salari P, Aikins M. Community perceptions of enrolment of indigents into the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana: a case study of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty Programme. Glob Health Res Policy. 2022;7:4. DOI: 10.1186/s41256-022-00238-2