Dr Ijeoma Edoka [Health Economist]

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Dr Ijeoma Edoka

Ijeoma Edoka (PhD Economics) is a health economist with several years’ experience in applied health econometric analyses and economic evaluation of health care programmes and interventions. Dr Edoka’s research portfolio have included impact evaluation of healthcare policies using quasi-experimental methods, estimating a supply-side cost-effectiveness threshold for South Africa, the economic analyses of vaccination programmes in South Africa and assessing the transferability of economic evaluation models from high-income countries to LMIC settings. Dr Edoka has also led several capacity building initiatives aimed at strengthening health economics capacity in sub-Saharan Africa including a Gates-funded Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) initiative in Southern Africa and was joint coordinator of the MPH Health Economics programme at the Wits School of Public Health from 2018-2021. She is a member of several national and international technical advisory committees including the South Africa National Advisory Group on Immunisation (NAGI), the WHO-Afro Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the WHO Geneva Steering Committee on Country-Led Assessment for Prioritisation on Immunisation (CAPACITI) and the Technical Working Group on the Cost-effectiveness and Budget Impact of COVID-19 vaccines for the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 vaccine