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Henry Lucas - Research Fellow

Knowledge Technology and Society
T: +44 (0)1273 915675
E: h.lucas@ids.ac.uk

Administrator:
Sophie Marsden

Thematic Expertise:
Health; Science and Society; Social Policy; Monitoring and Evaluation.

Geographic Expertise:
China.

Henry Lucas is a statistician focusing on health management information systems and the financing of health care in rural China. He is also interested in micro-computer based economic planning models using social accounting matrices, information systems for human resource planning, and social indicators. He is Director, Statistics for Development Policy.

A Consortium led by Karolinska Institutet strengthening research training capacity at Sub Saharan African universities for health systems and services development. Focusing on doctoral and post doctoral training, institutional strengthening for education and research management.

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A Consotiurm lead by Karolinska Institutet developing new research training capacity for low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Asia, to promote research on social determinants of health. The focus is doctoral and post doctoral training, institutional strengthening for education, research management and network building.

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Future Health Systems is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor.

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This project has been designed to examine the scope for mining industry public-private partnerships (PPP) to strengthen health systems and extend health services to underserved populations

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Major illness in the family has become an important cause of household impoverishment in China and the ex-command economies of Southeast Asia, as these countries have managed the transition to a market economy.

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This is the cover to IDS Working Paper 443, 'Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle-Income Countries'.

Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Many low and middle-income countries have pluralistic health systems with a variety of providers of health-related goods and services in terms of their level of training, their ownership (public or private) and their relationship with the regulatory system. More details

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E-health and M-health in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges

There is growing enthusiasm amongst analysts of global health for the possibilities opened up by the rapid spread of mobile phone coverage. This includes substantially increasing access to health-related information and advice and to expert medical consultations. More details

This is the cover for IDS Bulletin 44.2, 'Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable'.

Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable

Developing real time information streams is about new ways of collecting traditional data, and of facilitating the sharing of existing data and knowledge across sectors and institutions. More details

This is the image for the book 'Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa: Improving Quality and Access for the Poor'.

Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa: Improving Quality and Access for the Poor

This book documents the problems associated with unregulated health markets and presents innovative approaches that have emerged to address them. More details

IDS Research Summary

Economic Impact of Unsafe Abortion-Related Morbidity and Mortality: Evidence and Estimation Challenges

Deaths and other complications arising from unsafe abortions impose a huge cost on the lives and health of women living in developing countries. The economic impact is also enormous and is of considerable importance to public policy. But the data needed to accurately measure these costs are in short supply and unreliable. More details

IDS Research Report

Economic Impact of Unsafe Abortion-Related Morbidity and Mortality: Evidence and Estimation Challenges

Unsafe abortion-related morbidity and mortality (UARMM) impact welfare at the individual, household, community and national levels. Out of an estimated 46 million induced abortions that take place every year in the world, around 19.8 million are unsafe abortions (WHO, 2007). More details

IDS publications on international development research

Health in a Dynamic World

This paper argues that we are approaching a major turning point in the organisation of national and global health systems. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Poverty Reduction During Democratic Transition: The Malawi Social Action Fund 1996-2001

In 1996 the Government of Malawi launched the Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF), which supported the construction of village assets and a public works programme. This report presents the findings of a review of MASAF by a multi-disciplinary team from three well-known research institutions. More details

IDS Discussion paper

Research on the Current State of PRS Monitoring Systems

This report reviews recent literature on monitoring Poverty Reduction Strategies. It discusses four challenging areas: institutional arrangements; the role of non-government organisations; implementation and intermediate output monitoring. More details

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Researching Social Policy

The 1990s saw a remarkable change in the rhetoric of international donor and lender agencies. The 'magic of the market' paradigm of the previous decade gave way to a 'balanced' strategy in which the state had a crucial role to play. More details

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