Donors and international organizations involved in dispersing foreign aid now routinely employ contracts with service providers, in international health service development and delivery. The research aims to understand the nature of the impact these actors have in global health development objectives.
This project conducts a randomized controlled trial of two health care policies in a peri-urban region of Bamako, Mali: the provision of free primary care, and regular visits from health workers who teach mothers good practices and accompany children to the doctor.
Unsafe abortion is a significant, preventable, cause of maternal mortality and morbidity and is both a cause and a consequence of poverty. Unsafe abortion is the most easily prevented cause of maternal death. Post-abortion care (PAC) is a strategy to address the problem of the outcomes of unsafe abortion. This research aims to establish how investment in safe abortion services impacts on the socio-economic conditions of women and their households, and the implications for policy-making and service provision in Zambia.
A focus on health capability is a markedly new approach to address health in poor countries. This project examines the philosophy of social epidemiology, integrating social determinants research in various regions including South America.