Prof. Charles Hongoro

DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
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Prof. Charles Hongoro is the Strategic Lead within the Human Sciences Research Council.. He holds a PhD in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

Prior to this he was a research director in the Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation programme. Before re-joining 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 in Zimbabwe. He is an extraordinary professor (Research) at Tshwane University of Technology, Department of Environmental Health since 2008, and extra-ordinary professor at School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria since 2017. He serves on several technical or advisory committees locally and internationally.

His areas of research interest include evidence use for policy and practice, health systems financing, the economics of communicable and non-communicable diseases, hospital performance and reforms, health systems and policy-oriented research in general, evaluation and impact studies. Prof. Hongoro's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of several conference presentations, peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.