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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 care systems in Europe.

The Observatory is a partnership that includes the Governments of Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland,  Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom; the Veneto Region of Italy; the French National Union of Health Insurance Funds (UNCAM); the World Health Organization; the European Commission; the World Bank; the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE; and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The partnership is hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

The Observatory is composed of a Steering Committee, core management team, research policy group and staff. Its Secretariat is based in Brussels and has offices in London at LSE, LSHTM and the Technical University of 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

Ellen Nolte, Hub Coordinator LSE and LSHTM

Jonathan Cylus, Observatory Research Fellow

Cristina Hernandez-Quevedo, Observatory Research Officer

Anna Maresso, Observatory Research Officer

Sherry Merkur, Observatory Research Fellow

Anna Sagan, Observatory Research Officer


Associated Staff

Sarah Thomson, Senior Research Associate, Observatory

David McDaid, Senior Research Fellow, PSSRU

Philipa Mladovsky, Assistant Professor, International Development