Charles Birungi is an experienced health economist with much of his work at the intersection of global health, resilient and sustainable health systems, public finance, and economic development in low-and middle-income countries. He holds a BA (Econ) from Makerere University, Uganda, a MSc in Health Services Management from Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda and a MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. At UCL, he is pursuing a PhD in Health Economics with his doctoral work applying economic and political analysis tools to develop a novel approach to fiscal sustainability of the HIV and AIDS response in Uganda.
Wenham, C., Katz, R., Birungi, C., Boden, L., Eccleston-Turner, M., Gostin, L.O., Guinto, R., Hellowell, M., Husøy Onarheim, K., Hutton, J. and Kapilashrami, A. (2019) Global health security and universal health coverage: from a marriage of convenience to a strategic, effective partnership. BMJ Global Health.
Haacker, M. and Birungi, C. (2018). Poverty as a barrier to antiretroviral therapy access for people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya. African Journal of AIDS Research, 17(2), pp.145-152.
Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network (2017). Future and potential spending on health 2015–40: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet. [online] Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30873-5
Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network (2017). Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995–2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet. [online] Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30874-7
Birungi, C., Stevenson, O. and Watts, N. (2015). What are the impacts of climate change for global health? A briefing note for the global health community. UCL Public Policy.
Colenbrander, S., Birungi, C. and Mbonye, A. (2014). Consensus and contention in the priority setting process: examining the health sector in Uganda. Health Policy and Planning, 30(5), pp.555-565. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czu030