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Health, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction (HEGPR)

These country case studies are on-going and include:


  1. Health Financing and Inequality in Payment for Health Care:  Evidence from Household-Level Survey Data in Botswana and Lesotho by Oluyele Akinkugbe and Chitalu Chama (Miss)
  2. Health, Labour Productivity and Distribution of Wages/Incomes in Cameroon by Benjamin Kamga Fomba and  Arline Kamga Kengne
  3. Impact du Statut Socio-économique sur la Sante au Congo Brazzaville : Cas des Maladies diarrhéiques chez les Enfants de Moins de Cinq Ans by André Moulemvo
  4. Integrated Financial Services and Child Nutrition: Are there Any Spill-over Effects? Evidence from Ghana by Samuel Annim and  Katsushi Imai
  5. The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on the Demand for Prenatal, Postnatal and Health Insurance Services; and Health Status in Ghana by Vijay K. Bhasin and Camara K. Obeng
  6. Impact of Parental Socioeconomic Status on Child Health Outcomes in Kenya by Dr. Mercy Mugo and Dhimn Munguti Nzoya
  7. Sante et Inégalité de Revenu au Niger: Evidence des Disparités Régionales: A Travers Les Avancées et les Limites de la Gratuite Des Soins by Dr Amadou Ousmane,  Dr Ousseini Aichatou and Hamidou Ousseini
  8. An Analysis of the Growth-Health-Poverty Nexus in Nigeria by  M. Adetunji Babatunde and Dipo T. Busari
  9. Effect of Socioeconomic Status and Supply-side Factors on Health Status and Demand for Health Care Services in Nigeria by A.I Adeoti, Awoniyi B,  and O.O Akintunde
  10. Explaining the Health Status of Children in Sierra Leone: Parental Socioeconomic Status and Demand for Health Inputs by Dr. Mohamed Jalloh , Mr. Santigie Mohamed Kargbo
  11. Exploring the Health, Growth, Inequality and Poverty Nexus: Comparing Lag-augmented Causality, Bound Test and Simultaneous Equations models for South Africa by Nicholas Ngepah
  12. Analyse des inégalités de santé Nutritionnelle des Enfants au Togo by Mr. Kodjo Abalo, Mr. Yélé Maweki Batana and Mlle. Ablamba Johnson
  13. Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys: 1995-2006 by Sarah Ssewanyana and Ibrahim Kasirye
  14. Ill Health and Labour Market Outcomes in Uganda: Evidence from the 2005/06 National Household Survey by Dr. Matovu Fred Sebaggala Richard and Patrick Birungi
  15. Assessing the Effects of Health on Zimbabwe’s Economic Performance  by Makochekanwa Albert  and Kwaramba Marko

An Inception and Capacity building workshop was held between August 10-12, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.  This was followed by an interim research report review workshop in March 19-20, 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. The final research report review workshop was held 10-11 September 2011. The dissemination activities undertaken include presentation of eight papers at a two parallel session organized by the AERC at the 2012 Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) on Economic Development in Africa on March 18-20, 2012 at Oxford, the 14th Senior Policy Seminar, held on March 26-28, 2012 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with the outputs of this project disseminated to senior policy makers from Sub-Saharan Africa. Dissemination grants were issued to researchers and all the teams held their in-country dissemination workshops. Selected papers from the project, are being edited by Prof. David Sahn, the project coordinator, and will be published in a special issue of the African Development Review. 


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