Dr Augustine Asante


Dr Asante (BA, PG Dip. Soc Sci., MSc., PHD) is a Health Economist with more than 15 years of experience researching in the areas of health financing equity, and health systems in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Dr Asante (Kojo) holds a PhD in Health Administration from UNSW and is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney, where he is the Director of the Master of Global Health.  Kojo was previously associated with the Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub and his publications on Leadership and Management are on this HRDA website.  He has worked on health financing and systems research projects in several Asia-Pacific and sub-Saharan African countries, including Indonesia, Cambodia, Fiji, Timor-Leste, Rwanda and Ghana, and for bilateral agencies including WHO and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  His current research is in the area of efforts to achieve UHC and other health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and he is currently leading the implementation of a 4-year UK MRC-funded project evaluating the equity impact of Indonesia's single-payer National Health Insurance Scheme (JKN).