Dr Lesong Conteh is a health economist with a research focus on the economics of infectious diseases, the market for diagnostics, and health system performance in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has extensive experience of coordinating multi-country economic evaluations to assess the impact of introducing and scaling up interventions via different delivery strategies. She is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Health Policy and Academic Director for the African Health Observatory - Platform on Health Systems and Policies (AHOP). Hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, with a network of National Centres, AHOP is a regional partnership to promote evidence-informed policy-making.
Prior to joining LSE she held positions at Imperial College London, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and MRC, The Gambia.
Lesong continues to undertake research on:
- the economics of malaria
- the economics of diagnostics
- multi-country economic evaluations to assess the impact of introducing and scaling up interventions via different delivery strategies
- the use of research outputs to inform resource allocation
- qualitative techniques to inform health economics research
- Visiting Reader, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
- Co-Chair, Global Health Research, Independent Scientific Advisory Group, NIHR, Department of Health and Social Care
- Member of the NIHR Strategy Board