The UCL Centre for Global Health Economics

Charles Birungi

Charles Birungi is an experienced health economist with much of his work at the intersection of global health, resilient and sustainable health systems, public finance, and economic development in low-and middle-income countries. He holds a BA (Econ) from Makerere University, Uganda, a MSc in Health Services Management from Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda and a MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. At UCL, he is pursuing a PhD in Health Economics with his doctoral work applying economic and political analysis tools to develop a novel approach to fiscal sustainability of the HIV and AIDS response in Uganda.

 

Selected papers

Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network (2017). Future and potential spending on health 2015–40: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet. [online] Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30873-5

Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network (2017). Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995–2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet. [online] Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30874-7

Birungi, C., Stevenson, O. and Watts, N. (2015). What are the impacts of climate change for global health? A briefing note for the global health community. UCL Public Policy

Colenbrander, S., Birungi, C. and Mbonye, A. (2014). Consensus and contention in the priority setting process: examining the health sector in UgandaHealth Policy and Planning, 30(5), pp.555-565. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czu030