Parmar, Divya

Dr Divya Parmar  

Department

Position held

Research Officer

 

Research Officer

 

Experience keywords:

developing countries; economic evaluation; health insurance; health systems research; healthcare financing

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Divya is a Research Officer in LSE Health and Associate Editor of Globalization and Health. She is currently working on an EC-funded FP7 project Health Inc, investigating social exclusion in health care financing mechanisms in India, Ghana and Senegal. She is a co-applicant on an ESRC-funded project studying social and economic costs of pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia. Her research interests include health care financing, equity and health systems research in developing countries.

Divya has a PhD from the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany. In her PhD she investigated the causal impacts of community-based health insurance on household assets in rural Burkina Faso. She holds a Masters of Health Sciences in International Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai and an undergraduate degree in Economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi.

Previously she has worked with PneumoADIP and the World Health Organization on vaccine wastage. In India she has worked as a social worker in the areas of cancer care, adolescent health and substance abuse.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Africa; Asia; Ghana; India; Senegal; Zambia

Languages:

Hindi [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7107 5304

Publications

2014

Parmar, Divya and Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Hukin, Eleanor and Murray, Susan and Vwalika, Bellington (2014) Health system costs of safe abortion and post abortion care from unsafe induced abortions in Zambia. In: Third International Conference of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) , 11-13 Mar 2014, Nairobi, Kenya

Parmar, Divya and de Allegri, Manuela and Savadogo, Germain and Sauerborn, Rainer (2014) Do community-based health insurance schemes fulfil the promise of equity? A study from Burkina Faso Health Policy and Planning, 29 (1). 76-84. ISSN 0268-1080

Parmar, Divya and Williams, Gemma and Dkhimi, Fahdi and Ndiaye, Alfred and Asante, Felix Ankomah and Arhinful, Daniel Kojo and Mladovsky, Philipa (2014) Enrolment of older people in social health protection programs in West Africa – does social exclusion play a part? Social Science & Medicine, 119. 36-44. ISSN 02779536

Parmar, D. and Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Murray, Susan and Hukin, Eleanor and Vwalika, Bellington (2014) A comparative study of health systems costs of safe abortion and post abortion care in Zambia. In: Third international conference of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA), 11th-13th March, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya

2012

Parmar, Divya and Reinhold, Steffen and Souares, Aurélia and Savadogo, Germain and Sauerborn, Rainer (2012) Does community-based health insurance protect household assets?: evidence from rural Africa Health Services Research, 47 (2). 819-839. ISSN 0017-9124

Parmar, Divya and Souares, Aurélia and de Allegri, Manuela and Savadogo, Germain and Sauerborn, Rainer (2012) Adverse selection in a community-based health insurance scheme in rural Africa: implications for introducing targeted subsidies BMC Health Services Research, 12 (1). 1-8. ISSN 1472-6963

2011

Parmar, Divya and Reinhold, Steffen and Souares, Aurélia and Savadogo, Germain and Sauerborn, Rainer (2011) Does community-based health insurance protect household assets?: evidence from rural Africa. In: 8th World Congress on Health Economics, 10-13 July, 2011, Toronto, Canada

Parmar, Divya and de Allegri, Manuela and Souares, Aurélia and Savadogo, Germain and Sauerborn, Rainer (2011) Equity impact of community-based health insurance (2004-2008). In: 3rd International Conference on Health Financing in Developing and Emerging Countries (CERDI), 11-13 May 2011, Université d’Auvergne, France

Parmar, Divya and Souares, Aurélia and de Allegri, Manuela and Savadogo, Germain and Sauerborn, Rainer (2011) Community-based health insurance scheme in Burkina Fas: can premium subsidies increase adverse selection?. In: 13th Annual Scientific Conference of ICDDR,B: Science to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage, 14-17 March 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2010

Parmar, Divya and Souares, Aurélia and Savadogo, Germain and Sauerborn, Rainer (2010) Does community-based health insurance protect household assets?. In: 9th International Conference on Health Economics, Management and Policy, 28 June-1 July 2010, Athens, Greece

Parmar, Divya and Baruwa, Elaine M and Zuber, Patrick and Kone, Souleymane (2010) Impact of wastage on single and multi-dose vaccine vials: implications for introducing pneumococcal vaccines in developing countries. Human Vaccines, 6 (3). 270-278. ISSN 1554-8600

Souares, A. and Savadogo, G. and Dong, H. and Parmar, D. and Sié, A. and Sauerborn, R. (2010) Using community wealth ranking to identify the poor for subsidies: a case study of community-based health insurance in Nouna, Burkina Faso Health and Social Care in the Community, 18 (4). 363-368. ISSN 1365-2524

2009

Parmar, Divya (2009) Community-based health insurance: improving household economic indicators?. In: 2nd Scientific Meeting Centre de Recherche en Sante de Nouna, 3-5 December 2009, Nouna, Burkina Faso

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