Staff Profiles

Dr. Vincent Pagiwa


Okavango Research Institute

Research Fellow-Public Health

Location: Office 18, ORI Academic Block
Phone: (+267) 6817204
Email Dr. Vincent Pagiwa

Phd, Public Health (La Trobe University, Australia)

Msc, Int' Cooperation Policy; MPH (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan)

Bsc, Nursing Sciences (North West University, South Africa)

Vincent Pagiwa: P.h.D (La Trobe, Australia), Msc. (ICP), MPH (APU, Japan), BSc, Nursing Sciences (NWU, South Africa), Postgrad Cert Health Economics (WBI, USA)

Research Interests:  Health Policy and Systems Research; health policy analysis, health systems financing, benefit incidence analysis and decision making in health financing, health systems strengthening, disease mapping and stratification, One-Health, and Climate Change and Health nexus.

I am a Health Policy Analyst and a Public Health research fellow, well versed in conducting research and analyzing data in a detailed and scientific manner, and competent in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. My research approach is multi and transdisciplinary; I have published research articles on issues around health financing policy analysis and equitable access to health care services, malaria and TB endemicity, and the impact of Covid 19 on nature-based tourism. I was able to acquire research grants from local and international funders; the most recent being The Horizon 2020 ENBEL project funded by the European Union 

I welcome research opportunities from all across disciplines which has a focus in any of the areas of my expertise.

Health Systems Financing 

Health Policy, Planning, and Evaluation

Health Economics



Economic and Financial burden of diseases

Equity and equality in health resources allocation

Efficiency in health resources allocation

Health policy evaluation

Benefit and financial incidence analysis in healthcare

Disease  Surveillance


Climate Change and Health

Other related topics

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Recent Publications:

1. Pagiwa, V, Shiell A, Barraclough S, Seitio-Kgokgwe O. A. (2021). Review of the User Fees Policy for Primary Healthcare Consultations in Botswana: Problems with Effective Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Int J Health Policy Manag; x(x):1-8.

2.  Pagiwa, V. (2021). Economic contestation over user fees in low-resourced healthcare systems: A literature review. Healthcare in Low-resource Settings9(1). 

3. Hambira, W. L., Stone, L. S., & Pagiwa, V. (2021). Botswana nature-based tourism and COVID-19: transformational implications for the future. Development Southern Africa, 1-17. 

4. . Maphane, D., Ngwenya, B.N., Kolawole, O.D., Motsholapheko, M.R., Pagiwa, V. (2021). Local Knowledge of Adaptive Strategies Against Malaria Endemicity in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Afr., J. Complement Altern Med. 18(1).

In pursuit of academic excellence