The right to health is universal. Health is the foundation of functioning, productive, and prosperous nations.

Sadly, in many low and middle-income countries, the actualisation of this right faces significant challenges. Whilst substantial progress has been made towards reducing the number of women and children facing a disproportionate burden of disease; increasing access to and quality of services and medicines; and changing the perception and behaviour of disease prevention and treatment at the individual, community and societal levels, much of this progress has not been translated into systemic and sustainable practice, particularly in fragile and complex environments.

At Adam Smith International, translating evidence into meaningful change is at the heart of everything we do. We work closely with government, international organisations, and communities to embed the latest best practices into policy and cascade this down to those delivering services, promoting healthy lifestyles. We are able to manage large-scale health programmes, tailored to the complexities of delivering health care in fragile settings, managed with an adaptive approach; alongside health systems strengthening initiatives with central, and decentralised levels of government and non-state actors. Additionally, we bring our private sector and M4P experience to be able to design and lead total market approaches: engaging the private sector by increasing their provision of health care in an equitable and efficient manner, assisting in unburdening the public sector.

Our work has focused on particularly complex environments, in which our adaptability and flexibility have enabled us to continue to deliver results in spite of unpredictable challenges.

Our team’s specific expertise rests in the following areas:

  • Health Financing
  • Governance
  • Management of Health Service Delivery
  • Nutrition
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Innovations in Health
  • Health Market Systems Development