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

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

Sutherland C.S, Tediosi F. Is the elimination of 'sleeping sickness' affordable? Who will pay the price? Assessing the financial burden for the elimination of human African trypanosomiasis Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in sub-Saharan Africa. BMJ Glob Health. 2019;4(2):e001173. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001173

Agorinya I.A et al. Socio-demographic determinants of low birth weight: evidence from the Kassena-Nankana districts of the Upper East Region of Ghana. PLoS One. 2018;13(11):e0206207. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206207

Lenk E.J et al. Socioeconomic benefit to individuals of achieving 2020 targets for four neglected tropical diseases controlled/eliminated by innovative and intensified disease management: human African trypanosomiasis, leprosy, visceral leishmaniasis, chagas disease. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018;12(3):e0006250. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006250