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Global Health Economist evaluating health care reforms worldwide to inform policy makers about what does and what doesn't work on the path towards Universal Health Coverage. Dr. Bonfrer specifically aims to increase quality of care through credible causal evidence.

Currently working among others on supporting pregnant women in India through a smartphone intervention: https://youtu.be/0bBNsm6t3Tc

For a vlog about her publication in The BMJ on pay-for-performance under the Affordable Care Act i.e. "Obama Care" see [Youtube][] and for lessons that can be learnt from this for the Dutch health care system see [Zorgvisie][] (in Dutch).

Dr. Bonfrer works with researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on the effectiveness of financial incentives in health care. Dr. Bonfrer has gained practical experience with the implementation of financial incentives in the Erasmus Medical Center and also has extensive experience with the evaluation of health care financing reforms in several African countries including Burundi, Kenya and Ghana. [Youtube]: https://youtu.be/LbDLaD1bElo [Zorgvisie]: https://www.zorgvisie.nl/belonen-betere-zorguitkomsten-niet-effectief

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Director Rotterdam Global Health Initiative, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1 Jan 2021 → …


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