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Prestigious BA Fellowship funds joint UK/Brazil study of Brazilian health policy

26 March 2018

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CHSS Director and Professor of Health Policy Stephen Peckham has won a prestigious two year grant from the British Academy in partnership with Dr Fabiana da Cunha Saddi, post-doc researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Federal University of Goias in Brazil.

The BA Newton Advanced Fellowship award will fund a new study around primary care in Brazil:"How to strengthen leadership and the workforce through the re-design and implementation of a pay for performance program (PMAQ) in PHC in Brazil. A comparative health policy and system analysis"

This research will yield new evidence on PMAQ, the Brazilian National Programme for Access and Quality Improvement in Primary Care. Has reformulation and implementation of the programme helped to strengthen the health system leadership and workforce performance?

Academics from Brazilian universities, governmental and other organisations are collaborating with the project. The researchers will conduct a rapid review, interview policymakers, implementers and front-line staff in Goiás and Pernambuco, and examine related documentation. Data analysis will take into account relevant themes from Public Policy, the politics of performance and Health System literature. The UK/Brazil partnership will involve research collaboration, reciprocal visits and knowledge transfer.

Stephen will give two special open lectures at UFG and, with Fabiana, will teach on a policy analysis module for the University’s Political Science Masters Course. Fabiana will spend time in England at CHSS over the course of the next two years.

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