This department conducts multi-disciplinary studies of health systems performance including service delivery, quality, effectiveness and equity; health financing; human resources for health; governance & accountability. It also monitors and evaluates pilot initiatives, national programs and changes in population health status. It hosts three population based health and demographic surveillance systems including > 1 million population. Social determinants of health, health impact of public policies and social health protection are recent additions to the group’s portfolio. Lastly, the group catalyzes uptake and effective implementation of policy changes, interventions or new approaches, by devising and testing scalable, replicable implementation models and tools.
Over thirty scientists work on a range of health topics, including maternal, neonatal and child health and nutrition, malaria, HIV, diabetes & other chronic diseases and injuries & accidents. With a long history working in rural areas, we increasingly include a focus on disadvantaged urban populations in our work. We use the latest technology to collect and manage data. Our team includes sociologists, epidemiologists, community health specialists, clinicians, statisticians, data managers, health economists, public health specialists, community developers, computer scientists, urban geographers, political scientists and demographers. At any given time we host around 10 Masters, PhD and postdoc students, many of whom are IHI staff.