Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics



+44 (0)20 7594 5029l.conteh




32ANorfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Lesong Conteh is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London. Her research focuses on low- and middle-income country (LMIC) health economics and health system research, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.

She has an undergraduate degree from York University in Economics and Politics, a Masters in Health Economics also from York, and a PhD in Health Economics from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Prior to joining Imperial College she was a lecturer at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Director of the Intermittent Preventative Treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) Cost-Effectiveness Working Group at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and managed a project at the Medical Research Council, The Gambia investigating socio-economic influences on the demand for malaria treatment and prevention.

Previous and current research includes:

- The Economics of Malaria 

- Coordinating multi-country economic evaluations to assess the impact of introducing and scaling up interventions via different delivery strategies

- Exploring the interface between infectious disease modelling and health economics

- Investigating the use of research outputs to inform resource allocation


Having set up the Global Health stream of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) in 2013, Lesong now leads the Global Health Challenges and Global Health Innovation modules.  She is Deputy Director of the MPH.





McRobie E, Matovu F, Nanyiti A, et al., 2018, National responses to global health targets: exploring policy transfer in the context of the UNAIDS '90-90-90' treatment targets in Ghana and Uganda., Health Policy Plan, Vol:33, Pages:17-33

Cucunubá ZM, Nouvellet P, Conteh L, et al., 2017, Modelling historical changes in the force-of-infection of Chagas disease to inform control and elimination programmes: application in Colombia., Bmj Glob Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2059-7908

Cundale K, Thomas R, Malaya JK, et al., 2017, A health intervention or a kitchen appliance? Household costs and benefits of a cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstove in Malawi, Social Science & Medicine, Vol:183, ISSN:0277-9536, Pages:1-10

Hone T, Lee JT, Majeed A, et al., 2017, Does charging different user fees for primary and secondary care affect first-contacts with primary healthcare? A systematic review, Health Policy and Planning, Vol:32, ISSN:0268-1080, Pages:723-731

Ginsburg O, Bray F, Coleman MP, et al., 2017, The global burden of women's cancers: a grand challenge in global health, Lancet, Vol:389, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:847-860

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