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Edwine Barasa
Health Economist| Director, Nairobi programme
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Benjamin Tsofa May 23
Interesting and thought provoking commentary, on an important topic of and @Healthworkerstrikes in Kenya and other LMICs generally
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Lucy Gilson May 24
I am tweeting about you - amazing depth of experience, insight and engagement brought to work in
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Lucy Gilson May 24
the grande dame of real world in Africa. An inspiring mentor and leader.
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Lucy Gilson May 24
here is a shout out to you - careful, engaged on CHWs, HR performance management and so much more
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Edwine Barasa May 23
Replying to @Lucy_Gilson
True. This would facilitate iterative processes of feedback and course correction that improve policy design and implementation
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Sara Bennett May 22
Interesting thread! Agree w thoughts but note structural barriers: 1. Research funders that pressure for speed 2. Org cultures that encourage competition over collaboration 3. pernicious entrenched hierarchies. Institutional transformation needed to achieve change!
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CS Sicily K. Kariuki (EGH) May 21
The UHC pilot spurred unprecedented demand for health services documented at 40% increase in outpatient utilization every month, compared to the same period in previous years. We learnt that primary health care is the key to national rollout.
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M B Kumar May 21
Linking work more directly to impact; direct engagement with and co-development of agendas with potential users of the work. Opportunities for mentoring and mentorship. Continuing to learn. Communities.
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Nonhlanhla Nxumalo May 22
Establish institutional vision that recognizes everyone's strengths & nurtures collective accountability&sense of belonging. Create spaces for conversations&peer support. Easier said than done though...universities adhere to rigid traditions...
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Justice Nonvignon May 21
Great question! Unsure I have an answer. In the past couple of mnths, I've askd myself a similar quest: do I feel valued enough for all that I put into my work, despite the "stress" that comes with working out, sacrificing family time for work? No ans yet
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Lucy Gilson May 21
This is such a BIG q. Academia impt in societies; the power of ideas vital. Needs to be nurtured. But academia not 1 thing. Contexts impt to role & challenges. But 3 first thoughts. Slow down to deepen. Create support&joy in envt. Work in teams
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Edwine Barasa May 21
What could be done to make academia a healthier environment to work in?
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David Evans May 20
"Should We Tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages?" A new review of theory & evidence suggests YES: "Our calculations suggest that sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are welfare enhancing." by &
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Rob Yates May 20
In 1993 's world development report told countries to privately finance their health systems. The 2019 political declaration on totally rejects this ideology. can only be achieved through PUBLIC financing Congrats
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Lucy Gilson May 18
world! Get thinking, get planning, get political! This theme demands our energy and passion!
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Edwine Barasa May 16
Replying to @ngrgitonga
Yes. Without facility financial autonomy, payment mechanisms become ineffective as a policy lever, which is a huge missed opportunity
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Helene Barroy May 15
Very critical reform in at the nexus of PFM, strategic purchasing & decentralization reforms. An inspiration for other countries towards
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Edwine Barasa May 15
Great to see counties taking the very important step to give health facilities financial autonomy. Lack of facility financial autonomy ranks as one of the major impediments to health system delivery in Kenya
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Seye Abimbola May 14
New paper in Global Public Health - "Health system preparedness for emerging infectious diseases: a synthesis of the literature" led by with Ben Marais Emma McBryde and Joel Negin
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kevin marsh May 13
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