London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, LSHTM, United Kingdom

Scientific contact person: Prof. Richard Smith
Institute: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Dept. of Public Health & Policy 

 

Description of the Institute
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is Europe’s leading research institution in the fields of public health, international health and tropical disease research. LSHTM is one of the world’s premier centres for research, teaching and consultancy in health economics and systems, and communicable disease control in developing countries, and has a long history of supporting bilateral and multilateral donors, national centres and governments, and other public health agencies with research and technical advice. LSHTM is also a world leader in postgraduate teaching and capacity development in public health and runs a wide range of highly respected and successful in-house and distance learning courses. LSHTM hosts a number of WHO collaborating centres, including the European Observatory on Health Care Systems.

Qualifications and contribution to the project
The Health Economics and Financing Programme (HEFP) is a group of researchers whose work focuses on the improving the equity, efficiency and quality of health services in developing countries through the application of health economics and encouraging the appropriate use of economic information and techniques in decision making.  HEFP places emphasis on: producing and disseminating new knowledge; developing and consolidating strong partnerships with developing country institutions in research, teaching and communicating new knowledge; strengthening collaborating institutions in their research, teaching and communication activities; and facilitating the translation of knowledge into policy and practice by effective communications strategies.  HEFP is renowned for expertise in the economic evaluation and modelling of interventions, systematic review and for work in the economics of antibiotic resistance. Richard Smith and Marcus Keogh-Brown are currently involved in GRACE and where involved in SARSCONTROL – both projects concerning the macro-economic modelling. For this project, these three skill areas will be utilised, although primary responsibility within this work package will be for the modelling work.

Scientific contact person: Prof. Richard Smith
Institute: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Dept. of Public Health & Policy 

 

Description of the Institute
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is Europe’s leading research institution in the fields of public health, international health and tropical disease research. LSHTM is one of the world’s premier centres for research, teaching and consultancy in health economics and systems, and communicable disease control in developing countries, and has a long history of supporting bilateral and multilateral donors, national centres and governments, and other public health agencies with research and technical advice. LSHTM is also a world leader in postgraduate teaching and capacity development in public health and runs a wide range of highly respected and successful in-house and distance learning courses. LSHTM hosts a number of WHO collaborating centres, including the European Observatory on Health Care Systems.

Qualifications and contribution to the project
The Health Economics and Financing Programme (HEFP) is a group of researchers whose work focuses on the improving the equity, efficiency and quality of health services in developing countries through the application of health economics and encouraging the appropriate use of economic information and techniques in decision making.  HEFP places emphasis on: producing and disseminating new knowledge; developing and consolidating strong partnerships with developing country institutions in research, teaching and communicating new knowledge; strengthening collaborating institutions in their research, teaching and communication activities; and facilitating the translation of knowledge into policy and practice by effective communications strategies.  HEFP is renowned for expertise in the economic evaluation and modelling of interventions, systematic review and for work in the economics of antibiotic resistance. Richard Smith and Marcus Keogh-Brown are currently involved in GRACE and where involved in SARSCONTROL – both projects concerning the macro-economic modelling. For this project, these three skill areas will be utilised, although primary responsibility within this work package will be for the modelling work.

Richard Smith

 

Marcus Keogh-Brown

 

Melisa Martinez-Alvarez