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Health Economics Unit - HEU



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Director of Research Unit:  Associate Professor John Ataguba

BSc (Econ) Nigeria MPH (HealthEcon) PhD (Econ) Cape Town


Welcome to the Health Economics Unit

The Health Economics Unit (HEU) works to improve the performance of health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa through research in health economics, training, consultancy and capacity-building. The core objective of the HEU are to conduct high quality research in health economics and health systems; to train at the post-graduate level to improve technical research and health systems capacity; to develop capacity in health economics and related health systems research in Africa; and to provide technical support to facilitate the translation of health policies into practical programmes.


Contact Information:

Health Economics Unit
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Research Administrator:  Mrs Latiefa Adams
Tel: +27 21 406 6558
Fax:+27 21 448 8152
Email: Latiefa Adams