AGRODEP member John Ele-Ojo Ataguba was recently appointed as a member of the Global Futures Council on Health and Healthcare for the World Economic Forum. John is a citizen of Nigeria and has been an AGRODEP member since April 2011. At present, John is an Associate Professor and Director of the the Health Economics Unit (HEU) at the University of Cape Town, as well as the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Capacity Building for the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA). Before joining the HEU, John worked for the University of Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, an MPH in Health Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town. His research interests in economics include poverty, inequality, equity in health and health care, social determinants of health, health financing and recently the economics of ageing.
Prof. John Ataguba is a citizen of Nigeria and has been an AGRODEP member since April 2011. He is an economist with research interests in health financing, health inequality, equity in health and health care, social determinants of health, health economics methodology design and the economics of ageing. He is a professor of economics and director of the Health Economics Unit at the University of Cape Town. He is a Deputy Director for the African Health Economics and Policy Association and a member of the Board of Directors for the International Health Economics Association. He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council for Healthy Ageing and Longevity. He received many awards, including the TW Kambule-NSTF Award to emerging researchers in South Africa (described as the ‘Oscar Award’ for science and research in South Africa). He was the interim South African Research Chair in Health and Wealth (2018-2020) and Mellon Mandela Fellow at Harvard University (2016/17).