Edwine BarasaProf Edwine Barasa


Kenya

 

Occupational Information


Job Title: Director, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Nairobi Programme

Professional History


Edwine is the director of the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya. Edwine is also a Professor of Health Economics at the University of Oxford. Edwine’s interests include health financing; equity and efficiency analysis in healthcare; economic evaluation of healthcare interventions; measuring health systems' performance; and health system governance. Edwine has several years of experience of practice, advisory, and conducting health economics and financing research in Kenya and in the broader Sub-Saharan African region. He provides health financing advisory to the Kenya Ministry of Health with his latest roles including appointments by the Minister of Health to the task force for the reform of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and Kenya Health Benefits Advisory Panel. He also provides health financing technical advisory support to several international development organizations, including the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), focusing on the broader Sub-Saharan African region including Kenya, Ghana, Somalia, Malawi, Madagascar, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Mozambique, and Egypt. His latest regional appointments include as a member of the advisory board of the Africa CDC’s Health Economic Unit, and a member of the Africa Universal Health Coverage Commission hosted by the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.

Qualifications


PhD (Health Economics) – University of Cape Town
MPH (Health Economics) – University of Cape Town
Bachelor of Pharmacy – University of Nairobi

Programs


2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


 Additional Tags: Health, Medicine, Economics, Finance

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