International Health (Primary)
Division: Health Systems
Anbrasi Edward, PhD, MPH, MBA is a full time faculty in the department of International Health and co-instructs several management and primary health care courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has over 15 years of experience mostly in Africa and Asia, providing technical assistance to several USAID funded initiatives for program planning and evaluation and developing community based systems for improved health service delivery including countries emerging from/or in post conflict like Cambodia, Rwanda, Mozambique, and Mindanao, Philippines. Her recent research has been focused on health system evaluation performance measures for the World Bank, PAHO, and JSI. The first partnership with the center began with the health reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan in 2002 with World Relief. Currently, she is a co-principal investigator for the evaluation of the Afghanistan Ministryâs national program for Strengthening Health Services for the Rural Poor and also the principal investigator for a feasibility research on community score cards to improve health service quality and utilization for the Future Health Systems Consortium. She also leads the JHU partnership with MSH for USAIDâs Leadership Management and Governance Project.
â¢ Edward A, Kumar B, Kakar F, Salehi AS, Burnham G, Peters DH. Configuring Balanced Scorecards for Measuring Health System Performance: Evidence from 5 Years' Evaluation in Afghanistan. PLoS Med.8 (7) :e1001066, 2011
â¢ Edward A, Kumar B, Niayesh, H, Neem AJ, Burnham G, Peters D. The Association of Health Workforce Capacity and Quality of Care in Afghanistan. Int J Qual Healthcare Advance Access Publiched Oct 18, 2012
â¢ Lind A, Edward A, Bonhoure P, et al âQuality of Outpatient Hospital Care for Children Under Five Years in Afghanistanâ. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. Nov 28, 2010.
â¢ Edward A, Dwvedi V, Mustafa L, Hansen P, Peters D, Bunrham G. Trends in Health Care Quality for Children Under Five in Afghanistan. Bulletin of WHO. 87:940â949, 2009.
â¢ Hansen PM, Peters DP, Edward A, Niayesh H, Gupta S, Arur A, Burnham G. Determinants of primary care service quality in Afghanistan. Int J Qual Health Care.20:375-383, 2008.
Health systems reaearch and evaluation, quality management, Primary Health Care