Dr Josephine Borghi

I have been a Health Economist for 13 years Following an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York, I joined a consultancy firm, and began working at the LSHTM in 1999. Following a year as a Consultant in Central and South America, I returned to the LSHTM in 2002 to work on economic evaluation of maternal and newborn health programmes.

In 2006 I completed my PhD, which explored the measurement of non-health benefits from health interventions within a cost-effectiveness analysis in Nepal. From 2007 I was based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Ifakara Health Institute, undertaking health financing and systems research, and leading a team of economists and social scientists. I returned to London at the end of 2012 but continue to work on a range of research projects in Africa.

My current research interest is in the evaluation of health financing reforms, including mechanisms to increase health care coverage and financial protection among the informal sector and supply side incentives such as performance based financing.  I am interested in the financial implications of these reforms for governments and the population, their equity effects and implementation processes.