The UCL Centre for Global Health Economics

Dr Charles Birungi

Charles Birungi is an experienced economist working at the intersections of macroeconomics, public finance, and global health. Over the past 20 years, he has worked across research, program, policy and politics to drive change that matters. As the global lead for macroeconomic and fiscal policy at UNAIDS, his work focuses on influencing global and domestic health financing policies. He has expert-level understanding of when and how good economic analysis and advice meets good politics and lands well to translate hard headed but soft hearted policies into real-word change for people. He is a Ugandan national and holds a B.A (Economics) of Makerere University, a MSc in Health Services Management from Uganda Martyrs University, a MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Ph.D. in Health Economics from University College London.

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