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Henry Lucas - Research Fellow

Health and Nutrition; Digital and Technology; Emeritus Fellows
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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.

The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) identifies and supports innovations that have the potential to create social impact in education, health and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) across Tanzania.

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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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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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Beyond Pilotitis: Taking Digital Health Interventions to the National Level in China and Uganda

Globalization and Health 13.49 (2017)

Innovation theory has focused on the adoption of new products or services by individuals and their market-driven diffusion to the population at large. However, major health sector innovations typically emerge from negotiations between diverse stakeholders who compete to impose or at least prioritise their preferred version of that innovation. More details

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Disparity in Reimbursement for Tuberculosis Care Among Different Health Insurance Schemes: Evidence from Three Counties in Central China

Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5 (2017)

Health inequity is an important issue all around the world. The Chinese basic medical security system comprises three major insurance schemes, namely the Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI), the Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI), and the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS). Little research has been conducted to look into the disparity in payments among the health insurance schemes in China. More details

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A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems

This is an open access resource targeted primarily at post-graduate students intending to undertake field research on health systems interventions in resource-poor environments. More details

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The Effect of New Cooperative Medical Scheme on Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Impoverishment from Tuberculosis Care

International Journal for Equity in Health (2016)

This article assesses the effect of New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) on relieving catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) and impoverishment from TB care in rural China. More details

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Household Structure, Left-Behind Elderly, and Rural Migration in China

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 48.3 (2016)

The influence of household demographic composition on rural migration in China has received limited attention. With data from a household survey in China's Sichuan and Hubei Provinces, this paper uses Probit models to explore the influence of household structure on migration decisions. More details

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

Related Programmes and Centres:
Future Health Systems.

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