Christina Makungu

Christina Makungu is a social scientist at Ifakara Health Institute. She has 12 years’ research experience carrying out environmental health and ecological sciences research.

In her work, she has explored risky behaviours and practices in relation to public health interventions aimed at reducing malaria transmission in both rural and urban Tanzania. Her research has uncovered a number of malaria risk factors, activities, circumstances and decision‐making conditions which all underpin the usage and, crucially, non‐usage of malaria control strategies. Christina is currently working on a project evaluating a quality improvement programme in private health facilities in Tanzania.

Content by Christina Makungu
  • Project

    For the public good? Regulation, management, and the performance of private healthcare providers in Tanzania

    Not only does the health sector account for a significant proportion of the economy in most countries, it helps to build human capital by preventing death and disability. In many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), the private healthcare sector comprises a major and growing source of treatment. Their rapid growth reflects a confluence of factors including inadequate...

    18 Jan 2019 | Timothy Powell-Jackson , Catherine Goodman, Matthew Quaife, Christina Makungu