Dr Benjamin Tsofa
Dr Ben Tsofa examines the effects of political decentralisation in Kenya, on sub-national level health sector governance and accountability.
Director, KEMRI Centre
I am a health systems and policy researcher at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. I initially trained and worked as a clinical dentist, before moving into public primary health management and later health policy systems research.
My research interests are in health systems governance, health financing and health policy analysis - with a special interest in health sector resource allocation, priority setting, planning and budgeting. My DrPH, from LSHTM focused on the effects of political decentralization in Kenya on county level health sector planning and budgeting.
Currently I hold a position as a Principal Research Officer with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and I co-lead the health systems governance research group at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, as well as serving as the Centre Director of the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research - Coast, in Kilifi. In addition, I also sit in several Technical Advisory Committees at the National Ministry of Health in Kenya, where I provides technical assistance in several health systems strengthening initiatives and general health policy formulation and implementation at both the county and national level
How does power shape District Health Management Team responsiveness to public feedback in Low-and-Middle Income Countries? An interpretive synthesis.
Kagwanja N. et al, (2022), Health policy and planning
Evaluating the role of breastfeeding peer supporters' intervention on the inpatient management of malnourished infants under 6 months in Kenyan public hospitals.
Mwangome M. et al, (2022), International breastfeeding journal, 17
Examining the Influence of Budget Execution Processes on the Efficiency of County Health Systems in Kenya.
Musiega A. et al, (2022), Health policy and planning
The autonomy of public health facilities in decentralised contexts: insights from applying a complexity lens in Kenya.
Barasa E. et al, (2022), BMJ global health, 7
The evolving SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Africa: Insights from rapidly expanding genomic surveillance.
Tegally H. et al, (2022), Science (New York, N.Y.), 378