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Prof. Josue Mbonigaba | Econometrics and Finance Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Josue Mbonigaba, University of KWaZulu-Natal, South Africa

πŸŽ“ Prof. Josue Mbonigaba is an accomplished economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. With extensive research focusing on health economics, he’s made significant contributions to understanding HIV/AIDS interventions and public health spending in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently an Associate Professor at UKZN, he’s served in various academic leadership roles, emphasizing research, teaching, and program management. His work includes exploring socio-economic disparities in chronic illness and transaction costs for delivering health services. With a wealth of experience spanning academia and international organizations like the World Food Programme, his expertise drives impactful policy and academic discourse. 🌍

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Education πŸ“š

Josue Mbonigaba holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, focusing on the cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions in South Africa. He also earned a Master of Commerce in Economics from the University of Natal, investigating the demand for healthcare among low-income households. His academic journey began with a BCom (Honours) in Economics from the University of Rwanda, where he explored tax and public debt dynamics. His educational background underscores his commitment to understanding and addressing socio-economic challenges, particularly in healthcare and public finance.

Work Experience πŸ’Ό

Prof. Mbonigaba has contributed significantly to education and research. From his roles as a lecturer and senior administrator to his current position as an Associate Professor and Academic Leader at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he’s demonstrated leadership in teaching, research, and program management. His tenure includes facilitating research workshops, engaging with professional bodies, and fostering international collaborations, all aimed at advancing knowledge and addressing pressing societal issues.

Research Focus

πŸ” Prof. Josue Mbonigaba’s research primarily focuses on socio-economic inequalities in healthcare access, particularly in South Africa and other African countries. His work encompasses a wide range of topics, including the cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions, utilization of maternal and child health services, and the impact of economic factors on healthcare decision-making. Through empirical investigations and policy analyses, he strives to identify barriers to healthcare access and propose solutions to improve equity and efficiency in healthcare delivery. Prof. Mbonigaba’s research contributes valuable insights to the fields of health economics, public policy, and development studies, aiming to address pressing societal challenges. 🌍

 

Josue Mbonigaba | Econometrics and Finance Award | Best Researcher Award

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