Dr Philipa  Mladovsky

Dr Philipa Mladovsky

Assistant Professor in International Development

Department of International Development

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About me

Philipa is Assistant Professor in International Development. Her research interests include universal health coverage, health care financing, equity in access to health care, migrant and refugee health and the impact of the financial crisis on health systems. She is leader of the "Global Health and Development" course at the LSE.

Between 2011 and 2014 she was scientific coordinator of Health Inc. (Financing health care for inclusion), a large EU funded research project which explored how social exclusion restricts access to health services despite recent health financing reforms in Ghana, Senegal and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

She has published extensively in major refereed journals and has also coordinated, authored and edited several studies published by the World Health Organization and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Philipa completed a PhD at the LSE, focusing on community-based health insurance and social capital in Senegal. This research was part of an ongoing collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. She has an MSc from the LSE in Health, Population and Society and a BA Hons in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.

Before joining the LSE, Philipa was a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization in Geneva. She has also worked with UNDP in Ghana on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services.

A list of Dr Mladovsky’s publications with live links can be found here

Selected Publications

Expertise Details

European health systems; Ghana; India; Senegal; community health insurance; comparative health policy; developing countries; financial crisis; health financing; migrant health; social capital; social exclusion