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A/Prof John Ataguba

John Ataguba

Associate Professor John Ataguba

Dept. of Public Health & Family Medicine
TitleAssociate Professor
NameJohn Ataguba
Work Telephone021 404 7701
Primary Email
NRF RatingY1
DepartmentDept. of Public Health & Family Medicine
Other AffiliationsHealth Economics Unit

Biosketch

John is an economist. He is also a Commonwealth scholar and an elected member of the South African Young Academy of Science. He has taught topics in economics for over 10 years. His current research interests include poverty, inequality, equity in health and health care, social determinants of health, and health financing.

McIntyre, D., Doherty, J., & Ataguba, J. (2014). Universal health coverage assessment South Africa. Arenal Tepepan, Mexico: Global Network for Health Equity (GNHE).

McIntyre, D., Doherty, J. E., & Ataguba , J. E. (2012). Health care financing and expenditure: post-1994 progress and remaining challenges. In Van Rensburg, H.C.J. (Ed.), Health and health care in South Africa (pp. 0-0). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Borghi, J., Ataguba, J., Mtei, G., Akazili, J., Meheus, F., Rehnberg, C., & McIntyre, D. (2009). Methodological challenges in evaluating health care financing equity in data-poor contexts: lessons from Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania. In Chernichovsky, D., & Hanson, K. (Eds.), Innovations in health system finance in developing and transitional economies (Advances in health economics and health services research, volume 21) (pp. 133-156). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Ataguba , J. E. (2016). Assessing equitable health financing for universal health coverage: a case study of South Africa. Applied Economics, 48(35), 3293–3306.

Ataguba , J. E., & Ingabire, M. (2016). Universal Health Coverage: Assessing Service Coverage and Financial Protection for All. American Journal of Public Health, 106(10), 1780-1781.

Ataguba , J. E., Ojo, K. O., & Ichoku, H. E. (2016). Explaining socio-economic inequalities in immunization coverage in Nigeria. Health Policy and Planning, 31(9), 1212-1224.

Blas, E., Ataguba , J. E., Huda, T. M., Bao, G. K., Rasella, D., & Gerecke, M. R. (2016). The feasibility of measuring and monitoring social determinants of health and the relevance for policy and programme–a qualitative assessment of four countries. Global Health Action, 9(29002), 29002.

Adebayo, E. F., Uthman, O. A., Wiysonge, C. S., Stern, E. A., Lamont, K. T., & Ataguba , J. E. (2015). A systematic review of factors that affect uptake of community-based health insurance in low-income and middle-income countries. BMC Health Services Research, 15(543), 543.

Ataguba , J. E., Day, C., & McIntyre, D. (2015). Explaining the role of the social determinants of health on health inequality in South Africa. Global Health Action, 8, 28865.

Kwesiga, B., Ataguba , J. E., Abewe, C., Kizza, P., & Zikusooka, C. M. (2015). Who pays for and who benefits from health care services in Uganda?. BMC Health Services Research, 15(44), 44.

Kwesiga, B., Zikusooka, C. M., & Ataguba , J. E. (2015). Assessing catastrophic and impoverishing effects of health care payments in Uganda. BMC Health Services Research, 15(30), 30.

Lau, Y. K., & Ataguba , J. E. (2015). Investigating the relationship between self-rated health and social capital in South Africa: A multilevel panel data analysis. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 266.

Parry, C., Pienaar, D., Ataguba, J., Volmink, J., Kredo, T., Jere, M., & Siegfried, N. (2015). Implications of Cochrane Review on restricting or banning alcohol advertising in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 105(2), 80-81.

Adebayo, E. F., Ataguba , J. E., Uthman, O. A., Okwundu, C. I., Lamont, K. T., & Wiysonge, C. S. (2014). Factors that affect the uptake of community-based health insurance in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic protocol. BMJ OPEN, 4(2), e004167.

Ataguba , J. E., Day, C., & McIntyre, D. (2014). Monitoring and evaluating progress towards universal health coverage in South Africa. Plos Medicine, 11(9), e1001686. doi:doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001686. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001686

Phiri, J., & Ataguba , J. E. (2014). Inequalities in public health care delivery in Zambia. International Journal for Equity in Health, 13(1), 24.

Siegfried, N., Pienaar, D. C., Ataguba , J. E., Volmink, J., Kredo, T., Jere, M., & Parry, C. D. (2014). Restricting or banning alcohol advertising to reduce alcohol consumption in adults and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11(CD010704), CD010704.

Ataguba , J. E. (2013). Inequalities in multimorbidity in South Africa. International Journal for Equity in Health, 12, 64.

Ataguba , J. E., & McIntyre, D. (2013). Who benefits from health services in South Africa?. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 8(1), 21-46.

Ataguba , J. E., Ichoku, H. E., & Fonta, W. M. (2013). Multidimensional poverty assessment: applying the capability approach. International Journal of Social Economics, 40(4), 331-354.

Dyer, S. J., Sherwood, K., McIntyre, D., & Ataguba , J. E. (2013). Catastrophic payment for assisted reproduction techniques with conventional ovarian stimulation in the public health sector of South Africa: Frequency and coping strategies. Human Reproduction, 28(10), 2755-2764.

Govender , V., Chersich, M. F., Harris, B., Alaba, O., Ataguba , J. E., Nxumalo, N., & Goudge, J. (2013). Moving towards universal coverage in South Africa? Lessons from a voluntary government insurance scheme. Global Health Action, 6, 19253.

Ichoku, H. E., Ataguba , J. E., & Fonta, W. M. (2013). Economic behavior of medicine retailers and access to anti-malarials. International Journal of Social Economics, 40(4), 367-384.

Ichoku, H. E., Fonta, W. M., & Ataguba , J. E. (2013). Political economy and history: Making sense of health financing in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of International Development, 25(3), 297-309.

Ichoku, H. E., Mooney, G., & Ataguba , J. E. (2013). Africanizing the social determinants of health: Embedded structural inequalities and current health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Health Services, 43(4), 745-759.

McIntyre, D., & Ataguba, J. (2013). Gavin Mooney: A truly critical public health practitioner. Critical public health, 23(4), 498-500.

Siegfried, N., Pienaar, D. C., Ataguba , J. E., Volmink, J., Kredo, T., Jere, M., & Parry, C. D. (2013). Restricting or banning of alcohol advertising to reduce alcohol consumption in adults and adolescents. The Cochrane Library, 2013(9). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010704. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010704

Ataguba , J. E. (2012). Alcohol policy and taxation in South Africa: an examination of the economic burden of alcohol tax. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 10(1), 65-76.

Ataguba , J. E. (2012). Estimating cost ratios and unit costs of public hospital care in South Africa revisited. African Journal of Health Economics, 1(1), 37-47.

Ataguba , J. E. (2012). Reassessing catastrophic health care payments with a Nigerian case study. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 7(3), 309-326.

Ataguba , J. E., & Alaba, O. (2012). Explaining health inequalities in South Africa: A political economy perspective. Development Southern Africa, 29(5), 756-764.

Ataguba , J. E., & Goudge, J. (2012). The impact of health insurance on health-care utilisation and out-of-pocket payments in South Africa. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, 37(4), 633-654. doi:doi:10.1057/gpp.2012.35. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1057/gpp.2012.35

Ataguba , J. E., & McIntyre, D. (2012). Paying for and receiving benefits from health services in South Africa: Is the health system equitable?. Health Policy and Planning, 27(suppl 1), i35-i45.

Chuma, J., Maina, T., & Ataguba, J. (2012). Does the distribution of health care benefits in Kenya meet the principles of universal coverage?. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 20.

Dalaba, M., Akweongo, P., Aborigo, R., & Ataguba , J. E. (2012). To insure or not to insure: the influence of insurance status on health seeking behaviour in the Kassena-Nankana District of Ghana. African Journal of Health Sciences, 21(3-4), 161-173.

Goudge, J., Akazili, J., Ataguba , J. E., Kuwawenaruwa, A., Borghi, J., Harris, B., & Mills, A. (2012). Social solidarity and willingness to tolerate risk and income-related cross-subsidies within health insurance: Experiences from Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa. Health Policy and Planning, 27(suppl 1), i55-i63.

Ichoku, H. E., Agu, C., & Ataguba , J. E. (2012). What do we know about pro-poor growth and regional poverty in Nigeria?. International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, 5(3), 147-172.

MacHa, J., Harris, B., Garshong, B., Ataguba , J. E., Akazili, J., Kuwawenaruwa, A., & Borghi, J. (2012). Factors influencing the burden of health care financing and the distribution of health care benefits in Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa. Health Policy and Planning, 27(suppl 1), i46-i54.

McIntyre, D., & Ataguba , J. E. (2012). Modelling the affordability and distributional implications of future health care financing options in South Africa. Health Policy and Planning, 27(suppl 1), i101-i112.

Mills, A., Ataguba , J. E., Akazili, J., Borghi, J., Garshong, B., Makawia, S., Mtei, G., Harris, B., MacHa, J., & Meheus, F. (2012). Equity in financing and use of health care in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania: Implications for paths to universal coverage. The Lancet, 380(9837), 126-133.

Ataguba , J. E., & Mooney, G. (2011). Building on “the concept of prevention: A good idea gone astray?”. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65, 116-118.

Ataguba , J. E., Akazili, J., & McIntyre, D. (2011). Socioeconomic-related health inequality in South Africa: Evidence from General Household Surveys. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10(1), 48.

Ataguba, J., & Mooney, G. (2011). A communitarian approach to public health. Health Care Analysis, 19(2), 154-164.

Harris, B., Goudge, J., Ataguba , J. E., McIntyre, D., Nxumalo, N., Jikwana, S., & Chersich, M. (2011). Inequities in access to health care in South Africa. Journal of Public Health Policy, 32(Supplement 1), S102-S123.

Harris, B., Nxumalo, N., Ataguba , J. E., Govender , V., Chersich, M., & Goudge, J. (2011). Social solidarity and civil servants' willingness for financial cross-subsidization in South Africa: Implications for health financing reform. Journal of Public Health Policy, 32(Supplement 1), S162-S183.

McIntyre, D., & Ataguba , J. E. (2011). How to do (or not to do). a benefit incidence analysis. Health Policy and Planning, 26, 174-182.

Ataguba , J. E., & Akazili, J. (2010). Health care financing in South Africa: Moving towards universal coverage. Continuing Medical Education, 28(2), 74-78.

Fonta, W. M., Ichoku, H. E., & Ataguba , J. E. (2010). Paying for community-based health insurance schemes in rural Nigeria: The use of in-kind payments. African Review of Money Finance and Banking, 2010(supplementary issue of S&D), 109-128.

Ichoku, H. E., Fonta, W. M., & Ataguba , J. E. (2010). Estimating the willingness to pay for community-based health insurance schemes in Nigeria: A random valuation framework. The IUP Journal of Risk & Insurance, 7(1&2), 7-27.

Mooney, G., & Ataguba , J. E. (2009). The global financial meltdown and the need for a political economy of health promotion. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 20(1), 3-4.

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