Sharon Stella Musonza

Postgraduate Research Student
Institute for Social and Economic Research
 Sharon Stella Musonza



I am an early career researcher from the Global South (Zimbabwe) passionate about tackling health inequalities in low income countries. I am firm believer in the power of research to address most, if not all challenges faced in health and health systems in Africa. I'm a health economics undertaking research at the intersection of health financing, health inequality and global health with a focus on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).


  • MSc in Health Economics (2022)

  • BSc Honors in Development Studies (2018)

Research and professional activities


Finding needles in haystacks? An application of economics to fiscal sustainability of the Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) prevention and management in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

Supervisor: Cara Booker

Research interests

Health financing, Health Inequalities, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Global Health

Public health expenditure, Private medical insurance. Raising revenue, Pooling of resources, and Purchasing services. Universal Health Coverage (UHC), NCDs best buys!

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Working pattern:

Monday to Fridays (0800 - 1700 hours