• E-mailjosephine.gatua@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 61 92
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
    5009 Bergen
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    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Josephine Gatua is an Economist with consummate interest in the health sector. She has extensive working experience across Africa and Europe, providing economic expertise to local and international government agencies, development partners, think-tank groups and the academia. Her work has led to the incorporation of evidenced-based and cost-effective policies and programs. She currently serves as a researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS) in the University of Bergen and the Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC) where she focuses on communicable and non-communicable Diseases.


Master’s in public and Global Health -  University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2017 -2019)

Bachelor of Arts – Microeconomics, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (2008 -2010)

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2024). Decentralization, social connections and primary health care: Evidence from Kenya. World Development.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

An assessment of infection prevention and control preparedness of healthcare facilities in Nigeria in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic (February–May 2020), (with Joy Okwor, T, Umeokonkwo, C. D., Abah, S., Ike, I. F., Ogunniyi, A., ... & Ihekweazu, C. (2022) - Journal of Infection Prevention; Vol. 0(0): 1–7

Information and Cooperation in Preventive Health Behaviour: The case of Bed Net Use in Kenya (2021) – Health Economics; 30(9), 2124-2143

COVID-19 pandemic in Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region: implication for capacity strengthening at Point of Entry, (with Virgil Kuassi Lokossou, Aisha Usman, Issiaka Sombie, Moussiliou Noel Paraiso, Muhammad Shakir Balogun, Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo, John Wagai, Edgard-Marius Ouendo, Patrick Nguku) (2021) - Pan African Medical Journal; 39:67

A simple stated preference tool for estimating the value of travel time in rural Africa (with Joseph Cook, Peter Kimuyu and Annalise G. Blum) (2016). Journal of Cost Benefit Analysis; 7(2), 221-247

Water and Sanitation Service Delivery, Pricing, and the Poor: An Empirical Estimate of Subsidy Incidence in Nairobi, Kenya (with David Fuente, Moses Ikiara, Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Mbutu Mwaura and Dale Whittington) (2016). Water Resources; 52(6), 4845-4862

Decentralization, Social Connections and Primary Health Care: Evidence from Kenya. (Under review)

Community Health Workers, Child Health, and Health care utilization in Kenya (with Jessica Coria) (Under submission)