Health

Evidence-based research is key to design efficient and universal health policies in low and middle income countries. Impressive advancements have been made on many health fronts. We aim to contribute to the global effort to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Health policy touches a variety of socio-economic and political aspects. By engaging with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, our work investigates health issues with a particular focus on low and middle income states.

Specific areas of competence include: infectious and non-communicable diseases, maternal and new born morbidity and mortality, water and sanitation, malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, intellectual property rights, ICT for health policy, brain drain, data and targets.

RESEARCH TOPICS

Infectious and non-communicable diseases

Sexual and reproductive health

Maternal health

Food, nutrition and health

Experts

Navika Harshe | A-id: Agenda for International Development

Navika Harshe

Research Associate

Gloria Afful-Mensah

Research Associate

Articles on this Topic

After all, the targets in SDG3 would carry greater weight, if patients didn’t have to rely on doctors or healthcare providers who are regulated by informal relationships guided by friendship or family or second opinions.  The need for better health care compliance is a pressing and growing need.

SDG3 has less meaning…

April 29, 2019
Achieving the World Health Assembly’s Global Nutrition Target of a 40% decline in the number of stunted children under 5 years by 2025 is challenging indeed. However, the adoption of a systematic and multi-sectoral approach, with a particular focus on scaling-up evidence-based interventions for tackling malnutrition in Asia and Africa, can make the accomplishment of this target a reality.

Achieving SDG targets…

April 29, 2019
The Italian healthcare system needs ambitious reform if it wants to remain among the best health care systems according to the World Health Organization index – that reform needs to be tech driven.

Reforming the Italian…

November 18, 2017
UNAIDS reports that an estimated 2.1 million people become newly infected with AIDS each year, 60 percent are young women between the ages of 18 and 24. This means that every single day two thousand adolescent girls and young women become newly infected with HIV, almost two every minute. In response to these statistics, global […]

Pre Exposure Prophylaxis:…

January 18, 2017