Monthly Archives: April 2014

Alumni Competition – Win tickets to ‘Health Economics: Coming of age’ Conference

Health economics has now firmly ‘come of age’ as a critical component of public health and health systems research globally. This provides much to celebrate, but much to consider in strengthening its relevance and ability to respond to future challenges. … Continue reading

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Muddling through the jungle of hospital priority setting

By Lydia Kapiriri, Associate Professor, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University Have you ever wondered why patient X goes to a hospital and gets all the treatment they need, yet, patient Y goes to the same hospital and … Continue reading

Chronicling an Epidemic: new archival material on the first Ebola epidemic

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Guinea and surrounding regions has brought this terrifying disease back into the world’s media spotlight. This epidemic shares some of the features of the first devastating outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Sven Jungmann

Sven Jungmann graduated from the MSc Public Health by Distance Learning in 2013.  He is currently an MPP Candidate at the University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government. I was 24 years old when I worked in a South African trauma unit … Continue reading