The PovGov program has an active research agenda focused on governance of health. The key research areas are: the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to facilitate the visualization of access to health services, particularly from the perspective of citizens who live in the most remote and marginalized communities; violence and health, and the political and social determinants of health outcomes.

 

Around the world, public health interventions have dramatically improved the life chances of millions. Despite the increased coverage of health system, health performance is characterized by large inequalities. Health system tend to be relatively unaccountable to citizens.

The PovGov program has an active research agenda focused on governance of health. The key research areas are: the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to facilitate the visualization of access to health services, particularly from the perspective of citizens who live in the most remote and marginalized communities; violence and health, and the political and social determinants of health outcomes.  

Our research seeks to understand the social causes of health outcomes, and their relationship with poverty, the process of democratic change, and, specific public health interventions. 

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