Prof. Anna Vassall is Professor of Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Joep Lange Chair, University of Amsterdam.
Keynote lecture title ”Closing the Gap in Global Health: Learning from Exemplary Health Systems”
Professor Vassall is the Director the Global Health Economics Centre, a group of over 80 health economists based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has published over 150 papers, on HIV prevention for key populations, the integration of HIV/SRH, TB control and the prevention of violence against women and girls. She leads the Exemplars in Primary Health Care (PHC) project examining the influence of health systems in improving PHC efficiency. She sits on the technical advisory group for health technology assessment (HTA) at WHO. She co-founded the Global Health Costing Consortium; a BMGF funded project to analyse HIV, TB and health service costs globally. She works with Ministries of Health in several countries defining evidence based health benefit packages to improve UHC, as part of Disease Control Priorities and the International Decision Support Initiative. She was awarded the Joep Lange Chair at the University of Amsterdam.