Institute for Global Health


Identifying Health Service Priorities: Developing and Applying a Tool for Navigating the Evidence

HealthPrior Tool Development

Principal Investigator/UCL lead: Dr Jolene Skordis

Dates: 1st November 2017 - 30th April 2018

Partners: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Disease Control Priorities (DCP) group

Location: Afghanistan and Zimbabwe

Funding: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: j.skordis@ucl.ac.uk

Project Summary 


Significant investments in health systems data collection and synthesis are maturing.  We now have more information than ever before about current and future trends in burden of disease, health service costs and the expected impact of service provision. Decision makers thus have an unprecedented body of evidence to inform their selection of high priority health services but navigating such complex evidence can prove challenging.

Through this project, we will develop and apply the Health Services Prioritisation Tool (HealthPrior) to assist decision makers in selecting, synthesising and generating evidence to aid policy discussions around health service prioritisation. 



Research Team
Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall
Dr Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli
Dr Lara Gosce
Gerard Joseph Abou Jaoude


Economic Evaluation


Further research