Ms Sarah Tougher

Research Degree Student

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

Sarah Tougher is a health economist with a decade experience conducting applied research in low- and middle-income country settings. Her research interests include the evaluation of complex health systems interventions, the role of information and incentives in shaping the behaviours or providers and patients, and the private sector. Tougher’s research projects have spanned 13 countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, in addition to recent work on the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and use in Canada.

Tougher’s work has been published in leading medical journals, including first-authored publications in The Lancet, The Lancet Global Health and Health Affairs. Her research has also been covered in many major international news outlets, including The New York Times, BBC, Nature, Science and NPR.


Department of Global Health and Development

Selected Publications

An assessment of the malaria-related knowledge and practices of Tanzania's drug retailers: exploring the impact of drug store accreditation.
Thomson R; Johanes B; Festo C; Kalolella A; Taylor M; Tougher S; Ye Y; Mann A; Ren R; Bruxvoort K
BMC health services research
Effect of a multifaceted social franchising model on quality and coverage of maternal, newborn, and reproductive health-care services in Uttar Pradesh, India: a quasi-experimental study.
Tougher S; Dutt V; Pereira S; Haldar K; Shukla V; Singh K; Kumar P; Goodman C; Powell-Jackson T
The Lancet Global health
Cash transfers, maternal depression and emotional well-being: Quasi-experimental evidence from India's Janani Suraksha Yojana programme.
Powell-Jackson T; Pereira SK; Dutt V; Tougher S; Haldar K; Kumar P
Social science & medicine (1982)
Prices and mark-ups on antimalarials: evidence from nationally representative studies in six malaria-endemic countries.
Palafox B; Patouillard E; Tougher S; Goodman C; Hanson K; Kleinschmidt I; Torres Rueda S; Kiefer S; O'Connell K; Zinsou C
Health policy and planning
Determinants of price setting decisions on anti-malarial drugs at retail shops in Cambodia.
Patouillard E; Hanson K; Kleinschmidt I; Palafox B; Tougher S; Pok S; O'Connell K; Goodman C
Malaria journal
Availability and price of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the public and private health sectors in 2011: results from 10 nationally representative cross-sectional retail surveys.
Poyer S; Shewchuk T; Tougher S; Ye Y; ACTwatch Group; Mann AG; Willey BA; Thomson R; Amuasi JH; Ren R
Tropical medicine & international health
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