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.


Campbell C.H et al. SCORE operational research on moving toward interruption of Schistosomiasis transmission. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;103(Suppl. 1):58-65. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0825

GBD Universal Health Coverage Collaborators. Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020;396(10258):1250-1284. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30750-9

GBD Viewpoint Collaborators. Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020;396(10258):1135-1159. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31404-5

Kuwawenaruwa A et al. Acceptability of a prime vendor system in public healthcare facilities in Tanzania. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.90

Kuwawenaruwa A et al. The role of accountability in the performance of Jazia prime vendor system in Tanzania. J Pharm Policy Pract. 2020;13:25. DOI: 10.1186/s40545-020-00220-8