Health for all in Malawi

Posted on 25 August 2017

Congratulation to Professor Jean Grugel

Congratulations to Professor Jean Grugel on being part of a successful consortium which has been awarded a £6 million award.

Thanzi la Onse (Health of All), funded by RCUK Collective Fund on ‘Growing research capability to meet the challenges faced by developing countries’, is a consortium led by the University of York (Centre for Health Economics and Department of Politics), Imperial College London; UCL, Overseas Development Institute, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Public Health Institute of Malawi, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDs, and the Center for Global Development, Washington. It will run for four years  (Oct 2017 - Dec 2021). The project will spend £6,658,461 in seeking to improve population health and reduce health inequity in Malawi by developing a model of Malawi's health care system which will reflect the health care needs of the population, support effective decision-making in health and address resource allocation challenges. In the long term, it is hoped that by strengthening the local health economics and modelling capacity initially in Malawi and Uganda, our research will support reforms in other countries in Africa by supporting regional mechanisms for sharing information about how best to address health inequities.