Dr Neha Singh
BA MPH PhD
in Health Systems and Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a social scientist with expertise in health systems and financing research using mixed methods to improve women’s, children’s and adolescent health in under-resourced and humanitarian crises settings.
I am a member of the Countdown to 2030 Drivers Technical Working Group, to provide 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 countries.
I also have a technical advisory role to the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health, the World Health Organisation on research and guidelines on sexual and reproductive health in under-resourced and humanitarian crises settings, and to the Parternship for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) on their work in humanitarian and fargile settings.
I co-organise the Family Planning Programmes module and contribute to teaching on the Conflict and Health module.
I supervise PhD, DrPH and MSc students and tutor students in the Reproductive and Sexual Health Research MSc course.
My research portfolio 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.
In the Middle East, my research is focused on assessing supply- and demand-side factors to facilitating or hindering delivery of key health interventions for women and children in Syria. In Lebanon, I am also involved in research assessing health financing arrangements for Syrian refugee and uninsured Lebanese women.
In Northern Uganda, I am leading a study to assess health financing arrangements and service delivery for sexual, reproductive and maternal health intervention for refugee and Ugandan adolescent girls and women.
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 am also leading an evidence review of adolescent sexual and reproductive health interventions in humanitarian settings.
My research in under-resourced settings is focused on health financing, specifically assessing the health systems effects of pay for performance programmes in sub-Saharan Africa (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Zambia) and Brazil.