• E-mailpakwanja.twea@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 93 09
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Ă…rstadveien 17
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Pakwanja Desiree Twea is an economist and a PhD candidate at the Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting. With experience in public service, she has developed a passion for generating evidence to inform policy and closing the gap between research and policy.

Pakwanja's research interests lie in health economics, policy analysis, and priority setting. Pakwanja's research focuses on generating evidence to inform priority setting for surgical interventions and advocating for prioritising cost-effective surgical interventions in health benefit packages. Her research aims to improve access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2024). The economic costs of orthopaedic services: a health system cost analysis of tertiary hospitals in a low-income country. Health Economics Review.
  • Show author(s) (2024). Service readiness for the management of non-communicable diseases in publicly financed facilities in Malawi: Findings from the 2019 Harmonised Health Facility Assessment census survey. BMJ Open. 1-9.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)