Ataguba, John Ele-Ojo

Title
Mr.
Gender
Male
Primary email address
Secondary email address
Country of Citizenship
Current country of residence
Current Cohort
2011 Member
Membership Status
Active
Position
Director and Associate Professor
Main duties in the current work
conducts research in public sector economics, poverty, and healthcare financing
Department
the Health Economics Unit (HEU), School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Organization
University of Cape Town
Phone (Office)
27214047701
Phone (Mobile)
+27786112203
Name of previous organization where you have worked
the University of Nigeria
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Fields of Specialization (Please, check at most three fields.)
Applied Econometrics
Poverty Measurement and Analysis
Research interest
<p><span itemprop="description">poverty, pro-poor &nbsp;growth &amp; human development, and health care financing</span></p>
Month
April
Year
2011
First name
John
Middle name
Ele-Ojo
Last name
Ataguba
Bachelor's degree
BA
Department
Economics
University
University of Nigeria
Backup for biography
<p>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 University of Cape Town, 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.</p>
Biography generated from the system
Mr. John Ataguba is a citizen of Nigeria. He has been an AGRODEP member since April, 2011. At the present, John is a Director and Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town. In this position, John conducts research in public sector economics, poverty, and healthcare financing. Before joining University of Cape Town, John worked for the University of Nigeria. He holds a BA in Economics from University of Nigeria , a MA in Health Economics from University of Cape Town, and a in from . He is specialized in Applied Econometrics. He is interested in &lt;p&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;description&quot;&gt;poverty, pro-poor &amp;nbsp;growth &amp;amp; human development, and health care financing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
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Master's degree
MA
Department
Health Economics
University
University of Cape Town
City
Cape Town
Country
Street name and number
Health Economics Unit (HEU), School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Falmouth Annex, Medical Campus
City
Cape Town
Zip Code
7925
Country
2011 Participation rate
0.50
2012 Participation rate
0.50

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).