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The London School of Economics and Political Science

Biography

The London School of Economics and Political Science
Assistant Professor in International Development

Experience Keywords

European health systems; Ghana; India; Senegal; community health insurance; comparative health policy; developing countries; financial crisis; health financing; migrant health; social capital; social exclusion

Research Summary

Philipa is scientific coordinator of Health Inc. (Financing health care for inclusion), a three-year EU-funded research project launched in 2011 which explores how social exclusion restricts access to health services despite recent health financing reforms in Ghana, Senegal and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. She is also coordinator, author and editor of several studies published by the World Health Organization and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Philipa has completed a PhD in health financing in low-income countries, with a particular focus on community-based health insurance in Senegal. This research is part of a collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.

Research Countries

Africa; Europe; Ghana; India; Senegal

Languages

Czech [Spoken: Fluent, Written: N/A]; French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

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