Timor-Leste

LSHTM staff based in Timor-Leste

 

LSHTM staff with research projects in Timor-Leste

VirginiaDr. Virginia Wiseman, Senior Lecturer Health Economics

Research Projects in Timor-Leste

Current projects:
♦ Sustainable Health Financing in Fiji and Timor-Leste (Shift Study) ♦
There is growing international concern about the problems of access to quality health care faced by the world’s most disadvantaged groups. To achieve universal health coverage, health care financing needs to ensure that contributions to the costs of health care are in proportion to different households’ ability to pay; that the poor are protected from financial shocks associated with severe illness; and that services are accessible.

Over the next 3 years, this AusAID funded study will quantify financing and benefit incidence for the health systems of Timor Leste and Fiji. This study, which is collaboration between UNSW, LSHTM, National Universities of Fiji and Timor Leste and Cape Town University, represents the first attempt to assess equity in health system financing in these two countries.

Head of project: Dr Virginia Wiseman

Past Projects:

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