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.


Amstutz A et al. VIBRA trial - Effect of village-based refill of ART following home-based same-day ART initiation vs clinic-based ART refill on viral suppression among individuals living with HIV: protocol of a cluster-randomized clinical trial in rural Lesotho. Trials. 2019;20:522. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-3510-5

Michel J, Stuckelberger A, Tediosi F, Evans D, Van Eeuwijk P. The roles of grandmother in Africain societies: please do not send them to old people's homes. J Glob Health. 2019;9(1):010306. DOI: 10.7189/jogh.09.010306

Missoni E, Pacileo G, Tediosi F. Global health governance and policy: an introduction. 1st edition. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2019

Nsiah-Boateng E et al. Sociodemographic determinants of health insurance enrolment and dropout in urban district of Ghana: a cross-sectional study. Health Econ Rev. 2019;9:23. DOI: 10.1186/s13561-019-0241-y

Renggli S et al. Looking at the bigger picture: how the wider health financing context affects the implementation of the Tanzanian Community Health Funds. Health Policy Plan. 2019;34(1):12-23. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czy091