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Harry Coleman

Health Systems Strengthening

Harry completed his master’s degree (MSc.) in Global Health from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he is currently finishing a PhD.

His PhD focuses on the relationship between housing insecurity (primarily, homelessness) and health, and interventions in healthcare outreach, local policy and advocacy that can leaven the ill health and social disadvantage associated with inadequate housing conditions. The research was engaged with the Centre for Equity Studies in New Delhi, India that manages healthcare outreach teams for homeless persons.

Harry is interested in health policy and systems research, financing, novel service delivery approaches, governance and institutional arrangements, and integrating social science theory, mixed methods and participatory action research to strengthen global and local health systems.

Harry is involved with KIT’s portfolio of health financing projects, and also looking at research and learning within ASCEND (Accelerating Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases) Lot 1 countries; particularly in the context of disruption to community health worker activities due to Covid-19.


  • Evaluation of the Decade For Strengthening Human Resources for Health (2015-2024) in the WHO South-East Asian Region

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT Institute and Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) conducted a formative evaluation, to learn from the achievements of the last ten years, and identify remaining issues for health workforce strengthening in the region.

  • Improving access to preventive medicine: a data visualization and analysis platform to support microplanning of schistosomiasis control  

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT and in country partners are designing a real time monitoring and evaluation platform to facilitate decision making for the control and management of schistosomiasis. This tool will build upon the MATCH methodology that seeks to inform decision making through better use of data.   In the 2021-2030 roadmap, the WHO calls for: With the limited resources available for reducing transmission and […]

  • ASCEND: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases

    • Institute
    • Project

    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of infectious diseases that thrive in poor and rural settings, affecting 1.6 billion of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, including 850 million children. Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ASCEND) is a new programme funded by the UK Department for International Development […]

  • Health Pooled Fund

    • Institute
    • Project

    South Sudan has experienced significant levels of fragility, conflict and violence for nearly half a century. It is estimated that over 400,000 lives have been lost since 2013 due to conflict and millions more have been displaced. With limited access to basic health services, it has some of the worst health indicators in the world, […]


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