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Dr Neha Singh

BA MPH PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
315

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0) 20 7927 2902

Neha is the co-Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre. She has a background in public health and expertise in health policy and systems research using mixed methods to improve the prioritisation, design and delivery of women’s, children’s and adolescent health in humanitarian crises (Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Uganda) and under-resourced settings (India, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, China). 

Neha is a technical advisor to the World Health Organization on sexual and reproductive health guidelines and research in under-resourced and humanitarian crises settings, and a member of the Interagency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises. Neha is also a core member of the Countdown to 2030 Drivers Technical Working Group, providing expertise on health systems and policies for equitable and effective intervention coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescent health and nutrition in low-and middle-income country and crises settings.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I co-organise and teach on the Family Planning Programmes module; and lecture on the Conflict and Health and Control of STIs modules.

I supervise PhD, DrPH and MSc students, and tutor students in the Reproductive and Sexual Health Research MSc course.

Research

My research includes a range of studies focused on health systems and financing research to improve women's, children's and adolescent health in under-resourced and humanitarian crises settings.

As part of the RECAP project, I am leading a study in Northern Uganda to assess health financing arrangements and service delivery for sexual, reproductive and maternal health interventions for refugee and Ugandan adolescent girls and women. 

As part of the BRANCH consortium, I have conducted research on assessing supply- and demand-side factors to facilitating or hindering delivery of key health interventions for women and children in Syria. I am also leading a study on analyising the implementation of key interventions for women, children and adolescents in 10 conflict-affected countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. 

In Afghanistan, I work as part of an international team of academics to revise the country’s basic package of health services, with my role focused on leading a national- and subnational-level health system assessment with a view to assessing progress toward achieving universal health coverage targets.

I have also led a series of evidence reviews of sexual and reproductive health interventions, incudling for young people, in humanitarian settings.  

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Conflict
Health care financing
Health systems
Maternal health
Public health
Sexual health
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Health workers
Behaviour change
Global Health
Mixed methods
Mobile technologies
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Discipline
Health economics
Epidemiology
Nutrition
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Malnutrition
Country
Afghanistan
Brazil
China
Ethiopia
India
Kenya
Lebanon
Mozambique
Peru
Syria
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Arab World
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
World

Selected Publications

Responding to health needs of women, children and adolescents within Syria during conflict: intervention coverage, challenges and adaptations.
Akik C; Semaan A; Shaker-Berbari L; Jamaluddine Z; Saad GE; Lopes K; Constantin J; Ekzayez A; Singh NS; Blanchet K
2020
CONFLICT AND HEALTH
Investigating the delivery of health and nutrition interventions for women and children in conflict settings: a collection of case studies from the BRANCH Consortium.
Ataullahjan A; Gaffey MF; Sami S; Singh NS; Tappis H; Black RE; Blanchet K; Boerma T; Langer A; Spiegel PB
2020
Conflict and Health
Equity of resource flows for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: are those most in need being left behind?
Martinez-Alvarez M; Federspiel F; Singh NS; Schäferhoff M; Lewis Sabin M; Onoka C; Mounier-Jack S; Borghi J; Pitt C
2020
BMJ
What does 'leave no one behind' mean for humanitarian crises-affected populations in the COVID-19 pandemic?
Singh L; Singh NS; Nezafat Maldonado B; Tweed S; Blanchet K; Graham WJ
2020
BMJ Global Health
Mathematical modelling for health systems research: a systematic review of system dynamics and agent-based models.
Cassidy R; Singh NS; Schiratti P-R; Semwanga A; Binyaruka P; Sachingongu N; Chama-Chiliba CM; Chalabi Z; Borghi J; Blanchet K
2019
BMC Health Services Research
Lenses and levels: the why, what and how of measuring health system drivers of women's, children's and adolescents' health with a governance focus.
George A; LeFevre AE; Jacobs T; Kinney M; Buse K; Chopra M; Daelmans B; Haakenstad A; Huicho L; Khosla R
2019
BMJ Global Health
Support for UNRWA's survival.
Blanchet K; El-Zein A; Langer A; Sato M; 159 signatories
2018
Lancet
Progress and challenges in maternal health in western China: a Countdown to 2015 national case study.
Gao Y; Zhou H; Singh NS; Powell-Jackson T; Nash S; Yang M; Guo S; Fang H; Alvarez MM; Liu X
2017
The Lancet Global health
Subnational variation for care at birth in Tanzania: is this explained by place, people, money or drugs?
Armstrong CE; Martínez-Álvarez M; Singh NS; John T; Afnan-Holmes H; Grundy C; Ruktanochai CW; Borghi J; Magoma M; Msemo G
2016
BMC public health
Countdown to 2015 country case studies: what have we learned about processes and progress towards MDGs 4 and 5?
Moucheraud C; Owen H; Singh NS; Ng CK; Requejo J; Lawn JE; Berman P; Countdown Case Study Collaboration Group
2016
BMC public health
Countdown to 2015 country case studies: systematic tools to address the \"black box\" of health systems and policy assessment.
Singh NS; Huicho L; Afnan-Holmes H; John T; Moran AC; Colbourn T; Grundy C; Matthews Z; Maliqi B; Mathai M
2016
BMC public health
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