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Dr Edwine Barasa

Dr Edwine Barasa

Podcast interview

Edwine Barasa describes and evaluates the priority setting practices in county hospitals in Kenya.

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Edwine Barasa

KWTRP Nairobi programme director

Edwine is the director of the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Nairobi programme in Kenya, head of the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU), and co-chair of the health systems research theme of the programme. He has a PhD in health economics (University of Cape Town), a masters degree in health economics (University of Cape Town), and a bachelors degree in Pharmacy (University of Nairobi).

Edwine’s research interests include health financing, equity and efficiency analysis in healthcare, economics of non-communicable diseases, economic evaluation of healthcare interventions, measuring health systems performance, and health system governance.

Edwine is currently the principal investigator on several studies including; a DFID/Wellcome Trust/ESRC/MRC funded health system research initiative (HSRI) grant to examine the efficiency of county health systems in Kenya, a BGMF funded grant to carry out costing of TB health services in Kenya from a health systems perspective, and a DFID funded grant to examine the costs and cost-effectiveness of an intervention to reduce intimate partner violence among school going children in urban slums in Kenya.