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

- Adopting qualitative techniques to inform health economics research

- Investigating the use of research outputs to inform resource allocation


Having established the Global Health stream of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) in 2013, Lesong developed the Global Health Challenges and Global Health Innovation modules.  She was Co-Director of the MPH 2013-2017.





Ginsburg O, Rositch AF, Conteh L, et al., 2018, Breast Cancer Disparities Among Women in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Current Breast Cancer Reports, Vol:10, ISSN:1943-4588, Pages:179-186

COSMIC CONSORTIUM, 2018, Community-based malaria screening and treatment for pregnant women receiving standard intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine: a multicentre (The Gambia, Burkina Faso and Benin) cluster randomised controlled trial, Clinical Infectious Diseases, ISSN:1058-4838

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 and Planning, Vol:33, ISSN:0268-1080, Pages:17-33

Pitt C, Ndiaye M, Conteh L, et al., 2017, Large-scale delivery of seasonal malaria chemoprevention to children under 10 in Senegal: an economic analysis, Health Policy and Planning, Vol:32, ISSN:0268-1080, Pages:1256-1266


Cucunuba ZM, Sicuri E, Diaz D, et al., 2017, ESTIMATING THE COSTS AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CHAGAS DISEASE IN COLOMBIA, 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, Pages:364-364, ISSN:0002-9637

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