Dr Neha Singh
BA MPH PhD
15-17 Tavistock Place
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.
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.
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.