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.

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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

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

Kuwawenaruwa A, Wyss K, Wiedenmayer K, Metta E, Tediosi F. The effects of medicines availability and stock-outs on household's utilization of healthcare services in Dodoma region, Tanzania. Health Policy Plan. 2020;35(3):323-333. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czz173

Kuwawenaruwa A, Wyss K, Wiedenmayer K, Tediosi F. Cost and cost drivers associated with setting-up a prime vendor system to complement the national medicines supply chain inTanzania. BMJ Glob Health. 2020;5(9):e002681. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002681