Staff Profiles

Dr. Vincent Pagiwa


Okavango Research Institute

Research Scholar (Public Health)

Location: Office 18, ORI Academic Block
Phone: (+267) 6817204
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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: Epidemiology, disease mapping and stratification, One-Health, Climate-Health, benefit incidence analysis and decision making in health financing, health systems and policy research and economic evaluation of health programs.

Currently a Public Health Research Scholar at the Okavango Research Institute (University of Botswana). Vincent is an experienced Health Policy Analyst and researcher with more than 12 years working in the health sector. He graduated with a dual Master of Science degree in International Cooperation policy and Public Health Management at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan in 2013 and obtained a Doctorate in Public Health specializing in Health Policy and Financing at La Trobe University in Australia in 2019. Vincent is looking forward to collaborating in research projects where his expertise might be instrumental.

In his spare time, Vincent enjoys a thrilling simulated flying adventure in his Ipad.

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. 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.

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

3. Pagiwa, V., Shiell, A., & Barraclough, S. (2020). Public healthcare co-payments in Botswana: the dynamics and consequences of policy amnesia. European Journal of Public Health30(Supplement_5), ckaa165-388.

In pursuit of academic excellence