IntroductionInnogen's Julius Mugwagwa awarded a 3-year project grant under the ESRC Future Research Leaders Scheme.
The project, 'Innovative spending: what should money be spent on to make global health innovations more effective in developing countries?' builds on Innogen's various strands of work on global health, and focuses its research on two countries in Africa (Kenya and South Africa), targeting two global health funders, the Gates Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Dr Julius Mugwagwa from Innogen at the Open University will look specifically at how decisions on what health innovations to fund are arrived at in the quest for solutions to HIV/AIDS and malaria in the study countries.
However, the impact of this research will not only be in the study countries and funding bodies, but will cut across a wide terrain of international academic, policy and practice communities with an interest in global health issues, in particular how decisions on health spending can be more imaginitive and impactful in this era of financial stress.