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European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

About the Observatory

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies |supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health systems in Europe. The Observatory is a partnership between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the Governments of Belgium, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the Veneto Region of Italy, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, UNCAM (French National Union of Health Insurance Funds), the London School of Economics and Political Science and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It comprises a Steering Committee, a core management team, a research policy group and staff. The Observatory's Secretariat| is in Brussels and there are research hubs in London (LSE| and LSHTM) and Berlin.

Observatory publications

The Observatory produces comprehensive reviews of health systems| (HiTs) in over 50 countries in Europe and beyond. It also produces comparative studies| and policy briefs |drawing together evidence on key policy issues. Observatory staff based at LSE Health| focus mainly on health systems in western Europe. They also edit Eurohealth|, a quarterly publication that provides a forum for researchers, policymakers and experts to debate health policy issues in Europe. Join the Eurohealth mailing list| and the Observatory's listserve|.

The Observatory at LSE Health

Elias Mossialos|, Co-Director of the Observatory

Sarah Thomson|, Head of the Observatory's LSE Hub

Jonathan Cylus|, Observatory Research Fellow

Cristina Hernandez-Quevedo|, Observatory Research Fellow

Anna Maresso|, Observatory Research Fellow

David McDaid|, Observatory Senior Research Fellow

Sherry Merkur|, Observatory Research Fellow

Philipa Mladovsky|, Observatory Research Fellow

Anna Sagan|, Observatory Research Fellow