The UCL Centre for Global Health Economics

Dr Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brannstrom

Dr Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström is a health economist with a specific focus on the evaluation of complex public health interventions in maternal and child health as well as health equity. She was Research Associate at IGH between 2009-2014, in which role she undertook economic evaluations of participatory women’s group interventions in Malawi, Bangladesh and Nepal. She is currently working on evaluating the Salut child health promotion programme in Västerbotten, Sweden, where she holds a position as Senior Research Assistant at Umeå University ( In that role, she is also involved in a SIDA-funded research collaboration with the National University of Rwanda


Diagonal Interventions to Fast-Forward Enhanced Reproductive Health (DIFFER)

Low Birth Weight in South Asia Trial (LBWSAT)

Selected Papers

Protocol of the Low Birth Weight South Asia Trial (LBWSAT), a cluster-randomised controlled trial testing impact on birth weight and infant nutrition of Participatory Learning and Action through women's groups, with and without unconditional transfers of fortified food or cash during pregnancy in Nepal. (2016)

Socio-economic inequity in HIV testing in Malawi.

Protocol for the economic evaluation of a community-based intervention to improve growth among children under two in rural India (CARING trial) (2016)

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Salut Programme: a universal health promotion intervention for parents and children-protocol of a register-based retrospective observational study (2016)

Basic income – healthy outcome? Effects on health of an Indian basic income pilot project: a cluster randomised trial (2015)

Inequity in costs of seeking sexual and reproductive health services in India and Kenya (2015)

Cost-effectiveness and affordability of community mobilisation through women’s groups and quality improvement in health facilities (MaiKhanda trial) in Malawi (2015)

Highlighting the evidence gap: how cost-effective are interventions to improve early childhood nutrition and development? (2014)

Collecting and Analysing Cost Data for Complex Public Health Trials: Reflections on Practice (2014)

Women’s groups participation to improve maternal and newborn health in low-resource settings (2013)

Increased Coverage of Participatory Women’s Groups on Neonatal Mortality in Bangladesh (2013)