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Title: Prof
Name: Stephen Oswald Maluka
College/School/Division: Institute of Development Studies
Role: Associate Professor
Current Summarised CV:

Dr. Stephen Maluka:

  •  is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania and a holder of a PhD in Public Health from Umea University, Sweden.
  • His academic and research areas of focus are health and development, health policy and health systems analysis.
  • He has been involved in a number of multi-country research projects on health policy and systems including the following:
    • Strengthening fairness and accountability in health systems priority setting at district level
    • Supporting decentralized management to improve health workforce performance
    • Understanding the effect of the takeover of informal sector health insurance scheme by a formal sector scheme on universal coverage in terms of risk pooling and purchasing
    • Universal health coverage in Tanzania and South Africa
    • Monitoring and evaluating progress and  Engaging non-state providers towards universal health coverage in Tanzania.
  • Has a long experience of organizing and conducting capacity building in the field of health policy and health systems analysis.
  • He is a member of the Collaboration for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA), a network dealing with increasing capacity of African Universities and health systems to produce and use health policy and health systems analysis information.
  • He is also a member of the National Health Policy and Systems (NAHEPOS) network, which focuses on promoting use of evidence from research in policy making in health systems in Tanzania.
  • He was also the initiator and the first coordinator of Master of Public Health (MPH) offered at the University of Dar es Salaam (2014-2017). 
  • is currently leading a large research project under the Innovating for maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) Programme.


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