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Sameera Awawda

Assistant researcher and coordinator-responsible for Communications, the AHEAD network.

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Sameera Awawda is a Ph.D. candidate in Health Economics at Aix Marseille University. She is also a research assistant at the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH), Birzeit University, Palestine. She obtained her master in Mathematical Economics from Birzeit University. Prior to starting her Ph.D. she worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Economics Department of the College of Business and Economics, Birzeit University. Her research interests is on the evaluation of public policy using microsimulation techniques with a particular focus on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). She is also working on the measurement of health inequalities in the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region. She acts as the assistant coordinator (responsible for Communications in Arabic) for the AHEAD network.


Awawda, S.; Abu-Zaineh, M. and Ventelou, B. (2019) The quest to expand the coverage of public health insurance in the occupied Palestinian territory: An assessment of feasibility and sustainability using a simulation modelling framework. The Lancet (Forthcoming)

Abu-Zaineh, M., Awawda, S. & Ventelou, B. (2018). Who bears the burden of Universal Health Coverage? An assessment of alternative financing policies using an overlapping-generations general equilibrium model.. AHEAD WORKING PAPERS SERIES N° 02/2018

Awawda, S. & Abu-Zaineh, M. (2018). Assessing the Potential Welfare and Macroeconomic Effects of Universal Health Coverage: A Dynamic Microsimulation-based CGE Approach Applied to Palestine.. AHEAD WORKING PAPERS SERIES N° 01/2017

Abu-Rmeileh, N., Ghandour, R., Mataria, A., Awawda, S., Jabr, S. and O'Flaherty, M. (2017) Time to act on diabetes mellitus prevention in the West Bank, oPt: Current and future direct cost of diabetes and its complications. Obesity Medicine, 2017, 6, 18-22