Our research is anchored on health systems and their performance in meeting population health needs. Our book, Revisiting Health System Performance Assessment in Africa provides a practical and pragmatic framework for a holistic examination and assessment of health systems. Using illustrative examples from various countries in Africa, we examine different aspects pertinent to health system performance including, burden of disease trends, health financing challenges, progress in scaling up health intervention coverage, efficiency and productivity change in service delivery, among others.
Health system stewards, particularly those in resource constrained environments would find this book useful in their efforts to track progress and determine effectiveness of health systems.
A BBC News interview focusing on obesity as a risk factor for noncommunicable diseases in the Africa continent.
A presentation at an international conference focused on integrated surveillance systems in low- and middle- income countries
From program data to evidence for decision making, AIHP experts collaborate with others to produce peer-reviewed publications covering different topics of public health.
o Health trends, inequalities and opportunities in South Africa’s provinces, 1990–2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 Study: https://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2022/01/18/jech-2021-217480.long
o What Could Explain the Lower COVID-19 Burden in Africa Despite Considerable Circulation of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus? https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202105.0549/v1
o Redesigning health systems for global heath security: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30545-3/fulltext
o Transformation of the Tanzania medical stores department through global fund support: an impact assessment study: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/10/11/e040276
o COVID-19 pandemic in the African continent: Forecasts of cumulative cases, new infections, and mortality: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.09.20059154v3
o Health disparities across the counties of Kenya and implications for policy makers, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(18)30472-8/fulltext
o Technical and scale efficiency in the delivery of child health services in Zambia: results from data envelopment analysis: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/1/e012321
o Health system productivity change in Zambia: A focus on the child health services: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41271-016-0046-8
o The imperative for systems thinking to promote access to medicines, efficient delivery, and cost-effectiveness when implementing health financing reforms: a qualitative study: https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12939-017-0550-x
o Impact of funding modalities on maternal and child health intervention coverage in Zambia:
o Increased mining activities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: an opportunity to improve the nutritional status of children under five-years-old:
AIHP offers thought leadership on a range of issues relevant to public health. Our experts contribute deep insights to shape the discourse towards better population health policies and implementation strategies.
o Africa and Global Health Security: https://publichealth.yale.edu/news-article/africa-and-global-health-security-asking-the-right-questions/
o Study Predicts COVID-19’s Impact Across Africa: https://publichealth.yale.edu/news-article/24397/
o Redesigning health systems for global heath security: https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2021/02/redesigning-health-systems-global-health-security/
o Investing in Responsive and Resilient Healthcare Systems:
o Bridging the Data Divide in COVID-19:
o Bridging Data Access Gaps to Drive Innovation in Biopharma:
o Health Technology in Emerging Global Epidemics: An African Policy Perspective:
o Data critical in pursuit of UHC dream: