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Ethics, payments and maternal survival in Tanzania

The maternal mortality rate in Tanzania is among the highest in the world. This research focuses on the interaction between payment practices in maternal care and the quality and ethics of the care provided.

15 June 2015, 11:28

Professor Claire Turner

Professor of Analytical Science
STEM; Life, Health & Chemical Sciences

10 April 2017, 15:03

Medical devices industries in developing countries

Medical device and Pharmaceutical industry forms important industries for containment of healthcare cost and access of healthcare to poor people.

15 June 2015, 11:28

Dr Andrew Watkins

SPRU, University of Edinburgh
Visiting Research Fellow: FASS; Development Policy & Practice

10 April 2017, 15:07

Innovation in Pharma and Equity in Health Systems

The case of health care represents a crucial issue and 'example' in the analysis of the interrelations between innovation and inequality. The project seeks to tackle the issue by bringing together an understanding of the construction of capabilities in innovation and manufacturing, and the construction of health system capability to deliver access and lower inequity.

15 June 2015, 11:31

Professor Nicola Yeates

Professor of Social Policy
FASS; Social Policy & Criminology

10 April 2017, 15:14

Non-governmental Action to Improve the Access of the Poor to Good Quality Low Cost Drugs

This research analyses the scope for non-governmental action to improve access by low income people to quality-assured low cost medicines. It concentrates on problems of access by the poor in India and in Tanzania to reliable drugs from Indian pharmaceutical companies.

15 June 2015, 11:37

Dr Geoff Banda

Innogen Institute, Edinburgh
Visiting Research Fellow: FASS; Economics

10 April 2017, 15:17

Innovative Spending in Global Health


Julius Mugwagwa, The Open University


Funding is gratefully acknowledged from ESRC Future Research Leaders. All content on this page is the sole responsibility of the project investigators.

Grant period: 1 January 2013 - 31 Dec 2015

9 November 2015, 14:03

Dr Sudip Chaudhuri

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Visiting Professor: FASS; Economics

12 April 2017, 13:58

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