Senior Fellow - University of Canberra
Health Systems efficiency and productivity change in low and middle income countries
The project has four inter-related aims. (1) To estimate health system efficiency at national and sub-national levels for countries which had achieved the MDG targets and those which failed to meet them (2) Examine the extent to which achievement of MDGs is linked with health system performance (3) To distinguish countries that are performing with efficiency from those that are less efficient and examine implications for resource use, and (4) To identify barriers and enabling factors associated with health system performance in different settings.
Yohannes is an economist and a demographer by training. His research interests are in medical demography, health economics and in the statistical and mathematical modelling of population processes, health inputs, outputs and outcomes. Currently Yohannes is a Senior Fellow at the University of Canberra, Australia and member of the Scientific Council for the Global Burden of Disease Study at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Prior to his current appointment he worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva and held academic positions at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.