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Lucy Paintain

BSc MSc

Assistant Professor
in Public Health Evaluation

Room
Room 441

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)207 927 2440

I graduated in 2002 from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Biochemistry & Microbiology. I then made the move from molecular science into epidemiology and public health by studying for the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM.

Since completing my Masters in 2004, I have been involved in a number of different projects at the School, related to water and sanitation, visceral leishmaniasis and malaria. My interests are in delivery systems for disease control interventions, and monitoring and evaluation of their equity with a particular emphasis on the role of economic evaluation to inform decision-making.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I deliver lectures on the Malaria: From Science to Policy & Practice module; I am also a seminar leader for the Applying Public Health Principles module. I am a personal tutor for the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases (CID) and MSc Public Health for Development (PH4D).

Research

Current projects include: Co-Lead of the Economic Evaluation work package for the IPTi+ Project, working with Population Services International and national government and research partners to generate evidence on where, when and how to deliver intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi). IPTi+ is an extension of the existing IPTi policy, increasing the age range to the second year of life and adding more doses. IPTi+ will be piloted and evaluated in four countries (Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Mozambique), additional evaluation activities to support evidence for policy adoption and scale-up will be conducted in DRC, Ghana and Zambia. I am also part of a multi-disciplinary process evaluation of a community-based intervention to improve maternal and child health in rural Guinea.

Other recent projects have included: Deputy Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Lead for KalaCORE, a DfID-funded consortium for control and elimination of visceral leishmaniasis, supporting national eradication efforts and coordinating with control programmes in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan; Cost effectiveness evaluation of a private sector malaria prevention project in Ghana; Cost-effectiveness analysis of alternative malaria in pregnancy control interventions in Indonesia; Cost effectiveness-evaluation of a national long-lasting insecticide-treated net (LLIN) "hang-up" campaign in Ghana; Systematic literature review on community case management of malaria; Systematic literature review on effectiveness of strategies strengthening national health service delivery to increase health service access in low income countries.

Research Area
Child health
Decision analysis
Economic evaluation
Health inequalities
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Systematic reviews
Disease control
Evaluation
Discipline
Economics
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Leishmaniasis
Malaria
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Country
Benin
Bangladesh
Cote d'Ivoire
Cameroon
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guinea
Indonesia
India
Mozambique
Nepal
Sudan
Senegal
South Sudan
Zambia
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Using donor funding to catalyse investment in malaria prevention in Ghana: an analysis of the potential impact on public and private sector expenditure.
Paintain L; Kpabitey R; Nyanor-Fosu F; Piccinini Black D; Bertram K; Webster J; Goodman C; Lynch M
2022
MALARIA JOURNAL
Impact of Education on Knowledge and Practice of Kala Azar Preventive Measures among Seasonal and Migrant Agricultural Workers in Northwest Ethiopia.
Alemayehu M; Paintain L; Adera C; Berhe R; Gebeyehu A; Gizaw Z; Herrero M; Mulugeta Beshah A; Den Boer M; Nigusie A
2020
Am J Trop Med Hyg
THE CATASTROPHIC ECONOMIC BURDEN OF VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS IN BANGLADESH, INDIA, ETHIOPIA AND SUDAN: FINANCIAL RISK PROTECTION IS NOT ENOUGH
Paintain L; Boudarene L; Pearson M; Edwards T; Alatiaby AA; Mondal D; Adera C; Prakash M; Postigo RJ; Dagne AD
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
Caregivers' compliance with referral advice: evidence from two studies introducing mRDTs into community case management of malaria in Uganda.
Lal S; Ndyomugenyi R; Paintain L; Alexander ND; Hansen KS; Magnussen P; Chandramohan D; Clarke SE
2018
BMC health services research
Comparing time and motion methods to study personnel time in the context of a family planning supply chain intervention in Senegal.
McElwee E; Cresswell JA; Yao C; Bakeu M; Cavallaro FL; Duclos D; Lynch CA; Paintain L
2018
HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH
Visceral leishmaniasis treatment access - The reality on the ground in Sudan
Atiaby A; Alkhatim SS; Elhag MS; Herrero M; Paintain L; Webster J; Alvar J; Ritmeijer K; den Boer M
2017
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
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