Dr Nic Cheeseman is the Director of the Centre for African Studies, Oxford. The main focus of Dr Cheeseman's research is democratisation. Over the past four year, Dr Cheeseman has advised various NGOs as well as the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development, the Pan African Parliament and the World Bank.
Researchers from Europe and Africa gathered in Oxford on the 27th and 28th February 2014 to share knowledge on health systems research, economics and governance in health management.
The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is a major Wellcome Trust’s overseas programmes. Its work has had a major influence on national and international health policy. Research spans a wide variety of topics and disciplines including research on malaria and bacterial and viral infectious diseases, work to map disease risk and intervention coverage and work on research ethics and health systems strengthening.
Nic walks us through a brief history of health in Kenya. He analyses the new system of devolution and how changes in the political landscape in Kenya have led to far-reaching changes to the way that healthcare is: funded, conceptualised, organised and delivered.