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Health Economics

Health Economics is the field of study concerned with how scarce resources are allocated both to and within the health care sector in order to inform equitable and efficient decision making. Health economics also encompasses the broader determinants of health and the behaviour and interaction of individuals, health care providers (both public and private), governments and society.

Health economics in Cambridge is growing. This Cambridge Public Health theme is open to all those interested in health and economics in any capacity across the greater Cambridge area and beyond. It includes health economists, epidemiologists, statisticians, health services researchers, clinicians and those simply with an interest in the economics of health and health care.

The Health Economics Theme is led by Professor Steve Morris.

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CPH 2022 Showcase Poster Competition
CPH 2022 Showcase Poster Competition - 23 Jun 2022

Submit a poster now to the 2022 Cambridge Public Health Showcase, which we’re holding in person at the Cambridge Union on June 23rd, 2022.

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Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam

For several decades, malaria has caused the deaths of tens of millions of people especially in sub-Saharan Africa. It caused 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths globally in 20191. In fact, every 2 minutes, a child dies from malaria accounting for about 67% of all malaria deaths worldwide1.