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In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, aid for health is back on the global agenda in a big way. But what have we learnt from the last decade of investment? Do disease specific investments make sense? When is health system strengthening an illusion and when does it actually work?
Professor Barbara McPake is a health economist specialising in health policy and health systems research. Prior to taking up her position as Director of the Nossal Institute for Global Health, Professor McPake was Director of the Institute for International Health and Development at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She has 25 years experience in these areas based in three UK university departments.
Ms Blair Exell, First Assistant Secretary, Development Policy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, chaired the event.
This lecture was part of the 2015 Australasian Aid Conference.
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