Professor Charles Hongoro appointed Deputy Executive Director: RIA
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Professor Charles Hongoro has been appointed Deputy Executive Director: RIA effective 1 July 2018.
Professor Hongoro has an illustrious career as a health economist and policy analyst having looked at a range of issues in the area of public health. He holds a PhD in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.
His research expertise and interests are on macro, meso and micro-levels of the health system with particular focus on health financing, hospital reforms, human resources for health, contracting of services, economic analyses, and using priority diseases such as HIV/AIDS as probes to understanding broader health systems functions
Most recently Professor Hongoro has been a research director in the HSRC’s Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation Programme from July 2013. His association with the HSRC is however not new. He also worked at Acting Director for the then Social Aspects of HIV and AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA) between 2006 and 2007.
Prior to rejoining the HSRC in July 2013, he was a unit director of the Health Systems Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council.
He previously worked as research director in the former Policy Analysis Unit at the HSRC in Pretoria; as a programme director of health economics and systems at the Aurum Institute for Health Research in Johannesburg; and as a lecturer in health economics and systems at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and as a senior medical research officer (health economist) in the Health Systems Research Unit at the National Institute of Health Research (formerly known as the Blair Research Institute) in Zimbabwe. He has been an extraordinary professor (Research) at Tshwane University of Technology since 2008 and serves on several technical or advisory committees locally and internationally.
Professor Hongoro was also part of Health Minister Dr Motsoaledi’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on the National Health Insurance.
Prof. Hongoro's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of several conference presentations, peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.