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Dr Bernd Rechel

Honorary Senior Lecturer

United Kingdom

After graduating in sociology at the University of Darmstadt (Germany), I completed an MA in Race and Ethnic Studies at Warwick University and a PhD in Russian and East European Studies at Birmingham University. I am member of several editorial boards and have published more than 220 publications.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

I teach on health policy, health systems and public health and am a tutor/supervisor for MSc and PhD students.

Research

I work for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (http://www.euro.who.int/observatory) and am based in LSHTM at the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions. My work focusses on health, health systems and health policies in Europe. I am author and editor of Observatory studies, Health Systems in Transition (HiT) country profiles, State of Health in the EU country health profiles, and policy briefs. I am also involved in policy dialogues and rapid response reports to Observatory partners and contribute to the Health Systems and Policy Monitor (HSPM) and the COVID-19 Health Systems Response Monitor (HSRM). Most recently, I have been coordinating the Health Systems in Action Insights series, providing accessible summaries of health systems for European countries outside the EU.

Over the course of my career, I have undertaken work on a wide range of topics related to health systems and policies in Europe, including challenges to health and health policy in the countries of South Eastern Europe, a study on the appropriateness of the Millennium Development Goals to the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, an evaluation of the Task Force on Communicable Disease Control in the Baltic Sea Region, research on health and human rights in Turkmenistan, a study on capital investment in Europe, a study on migration and health in the European Union, and a study on public health services in Europe.

Selected Publications

Universal health coverage for undocumented migrants in the WHO European region: a long way to go
STEVENSON, K; Antia, K; Burns, R; Mosca, D; Gencianos, G; RECHEL, B; Norredam, M; LeVoy, M; Blanchet, K;
2024
The Lancet Regional Health - Europe
Primary care reforms in Central Asia - On the path to universal health coverage?
Rechel, B; Sydykova, A; Moldoisaeva, S; Sodiqova, D; Spatayev, Y; Ahmedov, M; Robinson, S; Sagan, A;
2023
Health policy OPEN
Private equity investment in Europe's primary care sector-a call for research and policy action.
RECHEL, B; Tille, F; Groenewegen, P; Timans, R; Fattore, G; Rohrer-Herold, K; Rajan, D; Lopes, S;
2023
European journal of public health
Kyrgyzstan: Health System Summary
Moldoisaeva, S; Kaliev, M; Sydykova, A; Muratalieva, E; Ismailov, M; Madureira Lima, J; RECHEL, B; Zimmermann, J;
2022
WHO Regional Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Barriers to access adequate maternal care in Romania, Bulgaria, and Moldova: A cross-country comparison.
Miteniece, E; Pavlova, M; RECHEL, B; Kabakchieva, M; Zuza, I; Radu, I; Groot, W;
2022
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.)
Kyrgyzstan: Health system review
Moldoisaeva, S; Kaliev, M; Sydykova, A; Muratalieva, E; Ismailov, M; Madureira Lima, J; RECHEL, B;
2022
Health systems in transition
Health Systems in Action: Kazakhstan
Eriksen, A; Litvinova, Y; RECHEL, B;
2022
WHO Regional Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Health Systems in Action: Kyrgyzstan
RECHEL, B; Lessof, S;
2022
WHO Regional Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Health Systems in Action: Tajikistan
Robinson, S; RECHEL, B;
2022
WHO Regional Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Health Systems in Action: North Macedonia
Winkelmann, J; Tille, F; Litvinova, Y; RECHEL, B;
2022
WHO Regional Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
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