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Prof. Dr. Manuela De Allegri

MSc, PhD

Leader of Research Unit "Health Economics and Finances"

Manuela De Allegri has a diverse academic training in Sociology, Health Economics, and Public Health. She joined the Institute of Global Health of the University of Heidelberg in 2002 and was appointed Leader of the Research Group in Health Economics and Health Financing in March 2011. Her areas of expertise include health financing, impact and process evaluation, and economic evaluation, with specific application to social health protection and provider payment mechanisms in low and middle income countries. Her research focus ranges from maternal, newborn, and child care to chronic non-communicable diseases to global health diagnostics. More recently, she has become involved in research related to the economic impact and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in both low and high income settings. Through the systematic application of a mixed methods approaches, Manuela combines quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis to all of her work. At the moment, Manuela serves as Commissioner on the Lancet Commission Financing Primary Health Care (led by Prof. Kara Hanson). She is also active as advisor to both the Evidence and Knowledge Group of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, where she supports a research program on responsiveness and accountability of health insurance.


2006 PhD, Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
2002 MSc, Bocconi University
1999 BA, Bryn Mawr College


121. Do S, Lohmann J, Brenner S, Koulidiati JL, Souares A, Kuunibe N, Hamadou S, Hien H, Winkler V, De Allegri M (2020). Patterns of healthcare seeking among people reporting chronic conditions in rural sub-Saharan Africa: Findings from a population-based study in Burkina Faso. Tropical Medicine and International Health. In press.

120. Beaugé Y, De Allegri M, Ouédraogo S, Bonnet E, Kuunibe N, Ridde V (2020). Do targeted user fee exemptions reach the ultra-poor and increase their healthcare utilization? A panel study from Burkina Faso. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In press.

119. Walsh C, Mwase T, De Allegri M (2020). How actors, processes, context and evidence influenced the development of Malawi’s Health Sector Strategic Plan II. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. In press.

118. Mwase T, Lohmann J, Hamadou S, Brenner S,  Somda SMA, Hien H, Michael Hillebrecht, De Allegri M (2020). Can Combining Performance-Based Financing with Equity Measures Result in Greater Equity in Utilization of Maternal Care Services? Evidence from Burkina Faso. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. Epub ahead of print. Jul 27.

117. Binyaruka P, Lohmann J, De Allegri M (2020). Evaluating performance-based financing in low-and middle-income countries: the need to look beyond average effect. BMJ Global Health. Aug;5(8):e003136.

116. Kiendrébéogo JA, De Allegri M, Meessen B (2020) Policy learning and Universal Health Coverage in low- and middle-income countries. Health Systems and Reform. Jul 21;18(1):85.

115. Zombré D, De Allegri M, Ridde V (2020). No effects of pilot performance-based intervention implementation and withdrawal on the coverage of maternal and child health services in Koulikoro region, Malawi: an interrupted time series analysis. Health Policy Plan. 2020 May 1;35(4):379-387. 

114. Sieleunou I, De Allegri M, Bonong PRE, Ouédraogo S, Ridde V (2020). Does performance-based financing curb stock-outs of essential medicines? Results from a randomized controlled trial in Cameroon. Trop Med Int Health. 2020 May 23.

113. Kuunibe N, Lohmann J, Hillebrecht M, Hguyen H, Tougri G, De Allegri M (2020). What Happens When Performance Based Financing Meets Free Healthcare? Evidence From An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis With Independent Controls. Health Policy and Planning. Epub ahead of print. Jun 30:czaa062.

112. Lohmann J, Koulidiati JL, Somda S, De Allegri M (2020). “It depends on what they experience in each health facility. Some are satisfied, others are not.” A mixed-methods exploration of health workers’ attitudes towards Performance-based Financing in Burkina Faso. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. Epub ahead of print. May 4.

111. Nakovics MI, Brenner S, Bongololo G, Chinkhumba J, Kalmus O, Leppert G, De Allegri M (2020). Determinants of healthcare seeking and out-of-pocket expenditures in a “free” healthcare system: evidence from rural Malawi. Health Economics Review. May 27;10(1):14.

110. Chinkhumba J, De Allegri M, Brenner S, Mazale J, Mathanga D, Muula AS, Robberstad B (2020). The cost-effectiveness of using results-based financing to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality in Malawi. BMJ Global Health. May;5(5):e002260.

109. Gautier L, De Allegri M, Ridde V (2020). Transnational networks’ contribution to health policy diffusion: a mixed method study of the Performance-Based Financing Community of Practice in Africa. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. Epub ahead of print. Apr 27.

108. Brenner S, Chase RP, McMahon S, Lohmann J, Makwero CJ, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2020). Effect heterogeneity in responding to performance-based incentives: A quasi-experimental comparison of impacts on health service indicators between hospitals and health centers in Malawi. Health Systems and Reform. Jan 1;6(1):e1745580.

107. Petross C, McMahon S, Lohmann J, Chase RP, Muula A, De Allegri M (2020). Intended and unintended effects: community perspectives on a performance-based financing programme in Malawi. BMJ Global Health. Apr 1;5(4):e001894. 

106. Nguyen HT, Torbica A, Brenner S, Kiendrébéogo JA, Tapsoba L, Ridde V, De Allegri M (2020). Economic Evalution of User-Fee Exemption Policies for Maternal Healthcare in Burkina Faso: Evidence from a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Value Health. Mar;23(3):300-308. 

105. De Allegri M, Brenner S, Kambala C, Mazalale J, Muula AS, Chinkhumba J, Wilhelm D, Lohmann J (2020).  Exploiting the emergent nature of mixed methods designs: insights from a mixed methods impact evaluation in Malawi. Health Policy Plan. Feb 1;35(1):102-106.

104. Rasul FB, Kalmus O, Sarker M, Adib HI, Hossain MS, Hasan MZ, Brenner S, Nazneen S, Islam MN, De Allegri M (2019). Determinants of health seeking behavior for chronic non-communicable diseases and related out-of-pocket expenditure: results from a cross-sectional survey in northern Bangladesh. J Health Popul Nutr. Dec 23;38(1):48. 

103. Sieleunou I, Turcotte-Tremblay AM, De Allegri M, Taptué Fotso JC, Azinyui Yumo H, Magne Tamga D, Ridde V (2019). How does performance-based financing affect the availability of essential medicines in Cameroon? A qualitative study. Health Policy Plan. Dec 1;34(Supplement_3):iii4-iii19. 

102. Lohmann J, Shulenbayev O, Wilhelm D, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2019). Psychological wellbeing in a resource-limited work environment: examining levels and determinants among health workers in rural Malawi.  Hum Resour Health. 2019 Nov 15;17(1):85.

101. De Allegri M, Lohmann J, Souares A, Hillebrecht M, Hamadou S, Hien H, Haidara O, Robyn PJ (2019). Responding to policy makers' evaluation needs: combining experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to estimate the impact of performance-based financing in Burkina Faso. BMC Health Serv Res. Oct 22;19(1):733.

100. Gautier L, Coulibaly A, De Allegri M, Ridde V (2019). From Amsterdam to Bamako: a qualitative case study on diffusion entrepreneurs’ contribution to performance-based financing propagation in Mali, Health Policy and Planning, Nov 1;34(9):656-666.

99. Degroote S, Ridde V, De Allegri M (2019). Health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review of the methods used to evaluate its impact. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. June 30, Epub ahead of print.

98. Wilhelm D, Lohmann J, De Allegri M, Chinkhumba J, Muula AS, Brenner S (2019). Quality of maternal obstetric and neonatal care in low-income countries: development of a composite index. BMC Medical Research Methodology. Jul 17;19(1):154.

97. McMahon S, Muula A, De Allegri M (2019). Response to the commentary "To the Bone". SSM-Population Health. May 31;7:100380.

96. De Allegri M, Chase RP, Lohmann J, Schoeps A, Muula AS, Brenner S (2019). Effect of results-based financing on facility-based maternal mortality at birth: an interrupted time-series analysis with independent controls in Malawi. BMJ Global Health, 4 (3) e001184.

95. Kuunibe N, Lohmann J, Schleicher M, Koulidiati JL, Robyn PJ, Zigani Z, Sanon A, De Allegri M (2019). Factors associated with misreporting in performance based financing in Burkina Faso: implications for risk-based verification. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. Apr 17. Oct;34(4):1217-1237. 

94. De Allegri M, Makwero C, Torbica A (2019). At what cost is performance based financing implemented? Novel evidence from Malawi. Health Policy and Planning. May 1;34(4):282-288.

93. Ridde V, Benmarhnia T, Bonnet E,  Bottger C,  Cloos P,  Dagenais C,  De Allegri M,  Nebot A, Queuille L,  Sarker M (2019) Climate change, migration and health systems resilience: Need for interdisciplinary research. F1000Research, 8:22.

92. Gautier L, De Allegri M, Ridde V (2019). How is the discourse of performance-based financing shaped at the global level? A poststructural analysis. Globalization and Health. Jan 15;15(1):6.

91. Zombré D, De Allegri M, Platt RW, Ridde V, Zinszer K (2019). An Evaluation of Healthcare Use and Child Morbidity 4 Years After User Fee Removal in Rural Burkina Faso. Maternal and Child Health Journal Jun;23(6):777-786.

90. Brenner S, Mazalale J, Wilhelm D, Nesbitt RC, Lohela TJ, Chinkhumba J, Lohmann J, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2018). Impact of results-based financing on effective obstetric care coverage: evidence from a quasi-experimental study in Malawi. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Oct 19;18(1):791.

89. Turcotte-Tremblay AM, De Allegri M, Gali-Gali IA, Ridde V (2018). The unintended consequences of combining equity measures with performance-based financing in Burkina Faso. Int J Equity Health. 2018 Sep 24;17(1):109.

88. Nguyen T H,  Zombré D. Ridde V, De Allegri M (2018). The impact of reducing and eliminating user fees on facility-based delivery: a controlled interrupted time-series in Burkina Faso. Health Policy Plan. Oct 1;33(8):948-956.

87. Beaugé Y, Koulidiati J-L, Ridde V, Robyn PJ, De Allegri M (2018). How much does community-based targeting of the ultra-poor in the health sector cost? Novel evidence from Burkina Faso. Health Economics Review. Sep 4;8(1):19.

86. Koulidiati JL, De Allegri M, Souares A, Ouedraogo S, Hien H, Robyn PJ, Brenner S.(2018). Factors associated with effective coverage of child health services in Burkina Faso. Trop Med Int Health. Aug 17 (Epub ahead of print).

85. Gautier L, Tosun J, De Allegri M, Ridde V (2018). How do diffusion entrepreneurs spread policies? Insights from performance-based financing in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development. Oct 110:160-175.

84. McMahon SA, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2018). “I wanted a skeleton… they brought a prince”: A qualitative investigation of factors mediating the implementation of a Performance Based Incentive program in Malawi. SSM-Population Health. 2018 Aug 1;5:64-72.

83. Lohmann J, Muula AS, Houlfort N, De Allegri M (2018). How does performance-based financing affect health workers’ intrinsic motivation? A Self-Determination Theory-based mixed-methods study in Malawi. Soc Sci Med Jul; 208:1-8.

82. Mwase T, Brenner S, Mazalale J, Lohmann J, Hamadou S, Somda SMA, Ridde V, De Allegri M (2018). Inequities and their determinants in coverage of maternal health services in Burkina Faso. Int J Equity Health. 2018 May 11;17(1):58.

81. De Allegri M, Bertone MP, Chare, IM, McMahon S, Robyn JP (2018). Unraveling PBF effects beyond impact evaluation: results from a qualitative study in Cameroon. BMJ Global Health. Mar 25;3(2):e000693.

80. Ridde V, Leppert G, Hien H, Robyn PJ, De Allegri M (2018). Street-level Workers’ Inconsistent Knowledge and Application of Exemption Policies in Burkina Faso Jeopardize the Achievement of Universal Health Coverage: Evidence from a Cross-sectional Survey. International Journal for Equity in Health. Jan 8;17(1):5.

79. De Allegri M, Sieleunou I, Abiiro GA, Ridde V (2018). How far is mixed methods research in the field of health policy and systems in Africa? A scoping review. Health Policy and Planning. Apr 1;33(3):445-455.

78. Lohmann J, Wilhelm D, Kambala C, Brenner S, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2018). ‚The money can be a motivator, to me a little, but mostly PBF just helps me to do better in my job.’ An exploration of the motivational mechanisms of performance-based financing for health workers in Malawi. Health Policy Plan. Mar 1;33(2):183-191. 

77. Kalolo A, Gautier L, Radermacher R, Stoermer M, Jahn A, Meshack M, De Allegri M (2018). Implementation of the redesigned Community Health Fund in the Dodoma region of Tanzania: A qualitative study of views from rural communities. Int J Health Plann Manage. Jan; 33(1):121-135.

76. Wulifan JK, Jahn A, Hien H, Ilboudo PC, Meda N, Robyn PJ, Hamadou S, Haidara O, De Allegri M (2017). Determinants of Unmet Need for Family Planning in Rural Burkina Faso: a multilevel logistic regression analysis.  BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. Dec 19;17(1):426.

75. Turcotte-Tremblay AM, Gali-Gali IA, De Allegri M, Ridde V (2017). The unintended consequences of community verifications for performance-based financing in Burkina Faso (2017). Soc Sci Med. 2017 Oct (Epub ahead of print).

74. Brown L, Lee TH, De Allegri M, Rao K, Bridges JF (2017). Applying stated-preference methods to improve health systems in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2017 Oct;17(5):441-458.

73. Chinkhumba J, De Allegri M, Mazalale J, Brenner S, Mathanga D, Muula A, Robberstad B (2017). Household costs and time to seek care for pregnancy related complications: The role of Results-based financing. PloS One. Sep 21;12(9):e0182326.

72. Nguen Thi H, Luu Viet T, Leppert G, De Allegri M (2017). Community Preferences for a Social Health Insurance Benefit Package, an Exploratory Study among the Uninsured in Vietnam. BMJ Global Health. Jul 20;2(2):e000277.

71. Kambala C, Lohmann J, Mazalale J, Brenner S, Sarker M, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2017). Perceptions of quality across the maternal care continuum in the context of a health financing intervention: Evidence from a mixed methods study in rural Malawi. BMC Health Services Research. Jun 8;17(1):392.

70. Lohmann J, Souares A, Tiendrebéogo J, Houlfort N, Robyn PJ, Somda SMA, De Allegri M (2017). Measuring health workers’ motivation composition: validation of a scale based on Self-Determination Theory in Burkina Faso. Hum Resour Health. 2017 May 22;15(1):33.

69. Zombré D, De Allegri M, Ridde V (2017). Immediate and sustained effects of user fees exemption on healthcare utilization among children under five in Burkina Faso: a controlled interrupted time-series analysis. Social Science and Medicine. Apr;179:27-35.

68. Brenner S, Wilhelm D, Lohmann J, Kambala C, Chinkhumba J, Muula A, De Allegri M (2017). Implementation research to improve quality of maternal and newborn health care, Malawi. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Jul 1;95(7):491-502.

67. Wulifan JK, Jahn A, Hien H, Ilboudo PC, Meda N, Robyn PJ, Hamadou ST, Haidara O, De Allegri M (2017). Factors Associated with Contraceptive Use among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Districts of Burkina Faso. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Feb 1; 28:228-247.

66. Lohmann J, Houlfort N, De Allegri M (2016). Crowding out or no crowding out? A Self-Determination Theory approach to health worker motivation in Performance-based Financing. Social Science & Medicine. Nov; 169:1-8.

65. Wang Q, Brenner S, Kalmus O, Banda HT, De Allegri M (2016). The economic burden of chronic non-communicable diseases in rural Malawi: an observational study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Sep 1;16:457.

64. McMahon SA, Brenner S, Lohmann J, Makwero C, Torbica A, Mathanga DP, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2016). Evaluating complex health financing interventions: using mixed methods to inform further implementation of a novel PBI intervention in rural Malawi. BMC Health Serv Res. Aug 19;16(1):414.

63. Wilhelm DJ, Brenner S, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2016). A qualitative study assessing the acceptability and adoption of implementing a results based financing intervention to improve maternal and neonatal health in Malawi. BMC Health Serv Res. Aug 17;16(1):398.

62. Turcotte-Tremblay AM, Spagnolo J, De Allegri M, Ridde V (2016). Does performance-based financing increase value for money in low- and middle- income countries? A systematic review. Health Economics Review. Dec;6(1):30.

61. Abiiro GA, Torbica A, Kwalamasa K, De Allegri M (2016). What factors drive heterogeneity of preferences for micro health insurance in rural Malawi? Health Policy and Planning. Nov;31(9);1172-83.

60. Wulifan JK, Brenner S, Jahn A, De Allegri M (2016). A scoping review on determinants of unmet need for family planning among women of reproductive age in low and middle income countries. BMC Women’s Health. Jan 15;16(1):2.

59. Kalolo A, Radermacher R, Stoermer M, Meshack M, De Allegri M (2015). Factors affecting adoption, implementation fidelity, and sustainability of the Redesigned Community Health Fund in Tanzania: a mixed methods protocol for process evaluation in the Dodoma region. Glob Health Action. Dec 15;8:29648.

58. De Allegri M, Tiendrebéogo J, Müller O, Yé M, Jahn A, Ridde V (2015). Understanding home delivery in a context of user fee reduction: a cross-sectional mixed methods study in rural Burkina Faso. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. Dec 11;15(1):330.

57. Louis VR, Schoeps A, Tiendrebéogo J, Beiersmann C, Yé M, Damiba MR, Lu GY, Mbayiha AH, De Allegri M, Jahn A, Sié A, Becher H, Müller O (2015). An insecticide-treated bed-net campaign and childhood malaria in Burkina Faso. Bull World Health Organ. Nov 1;93(11):750-8.

56. Prost A, Binik A, Abubakar I, Roy A, De Allegri M, Mouchoux C, Dreischulte T, Ayles H, Lewis JJ, Osrin D. (2015). Logistic, ethical, and political dimensions of stepped wedge trials: critical review and case studies. Trials. 2015 Aug 17;16(1):351.

55. Kambala C, Lohmann J, Mazalale J, Brenner S, De Allegri M, Muula AS, Sarker M. (2015). How do Malawian women rate the quality of maternal and newborn care? Experiences and perceptions of women in the central and southern regions. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth; 15;15(1):169

54. Abiiro GA, De Allegri M (2015). Universal health coverage from multiple perspectives: a synthesis of conceptual literature and global debates. BMC Int Health Hum Rights; 15(1):17.

53. De Allegri M, Agier I, Tiendrebeogo J, Louis VR, Yé M, Mueller O, Sarker M. (2015). Factors Affecting the Uptake of HIV Testing among Men: A Mixed-Methods Study in Rural Burkina Faso. PLoS One;10(7):e0130216.

52. Schoeps A, Lietz H, Sié A, Savadogo G, De Allegri M, Müller O, Sauerborn R, Becher H, Souares A. (2015). Health insurance and child mortality in rural Burkina Faso. Glob Health Action. Apr 28;8:27327. doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27327.

51. Brenner S, De Allegri M, Gabrysch S, Chinkhumba J, Sarker M, Muula AS (2015). The Quality of Clinical Maternal and Neonatal Healthcare – A Strategy for Identifying Routine Care Signal Functions. PLoS One. Apr 15;10(4):e0123968.

50. Mazalale J, Kambala C, Brenner S, Chinkhumba J, Lohmann J, Mathanga DP, Robberstad B, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2015). Factors associated with delivery outside a health facility: cross-sectional study in rural Malawi. Trop Med Int Health. Feb 6.

49. Wang Q, Fu AZ, Brenner S, Kalmus O, Banda HT, De Allegri M (2015). Out-of-pocket Expenditure on Chronic Non-communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Rural Malawi. PLoS One. Jan 13;10(1):e0116897.

48. Ridde V, Agier I, Jahn A, Mueller O, Tiendrebéogo J, Yé M, De Allegri M (2015). The impact of user fee removal policies on household out-of-pocket spending. Evidence against the inverse equity hypothesis from a population based study in Burkina Faso. European Journal of Health Economics. 16: 55.

47. Ridde V, Turcotte-Tremblay AM, Souares A, Lohmann J, Zombré D, Koulidiati J, Yaogo M, Hien H, Hunt M, Zongo S, De Allegri M (2014). Protocol for the process evaluation of interventions combining performance-based financing with health equity in Burkina Faso. Implement Science Oct 12;9(1):149.

46. Chinkhumba J, De Allegri M, Muula AS, Robberstad B (2014). Maternal and perinatal mortality by place of delivery in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of population-based cohort studies. BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 28;14:1014

45. Abiiro GA, Torbica A, Kwalamasa K, De Allegri M (2014). Eliciting community preferences for complementary micro health insurance: A discrete choice experiment in rural Malawi. Soc Sci Med. 2014 Nov;120:160-8.

44. Abiiro GA, Leppert G, Bongololo G, Robyn PJ, De Allegri M (2014). Developing attributes and attribute-levels for a discrete choice experiment on micro health insurance in rural Malawi. BMC Health Services Research. May 22;14:235

43. Abiiro, G.A., Mbera, G.B., De Allegri, M., (2014). Gaps in universal health coverage in Malawi: a qualitative study in rural communities. BMC Health Serv. Res. 14, May 22;14:234

42. Torbica A, De Allegri M, Belemsaga D, Medina-Lara A, Ridde V (2014). What criteria guide national entrepreneurs' policy decisions on user fee removal for maternal health care services? Use of a best-worst scaling choice experiment in West Africa. J Health Serv Res Policy. Oct;19(4):208-15.

41. Brenner S, Muula AS, Robyn PJ, Bärnighausen T, Sarker M, Mathanga DP, Bossert T, De Allegri M(2014). Design of an impact evaluation using a mixed methods approach - an explanatory assessment of the effects of results-based financing mechanisms on maternal healthcare services in Malawi. BMC Health Services Research, 14:180.

40. Wang Q, Brenner S, Leppert G, Banda HT, Kalmus O, De Allegri M (2014). Health Seeking Behavior and the Related Household Out-of-Pocket Expenditure for Chronic Non-communicable Diseases in Rural Malawi. Health Policy and Planning. Mar;30(2):242-52.

39. Zöllner C, De Allegri M, Louis VR, Yé M, Sie A, Tiendrebeogo J, Jahn A, Müller O (2014). Insecticide-treated mosquito nets in rural Burkina Faso: assessment of coverage and equity in the wake of a universal distribution campaign. Health Policy and Planning. Mar;30(2):171-80.

38. Tafuri G, Stolk P, Trotta F, Putzeist M, Leufkens HG, Laing RO, De Allegri M (2014). How do the EMA and FDA decide which anticancer drugs make it to the market? A comparative qualitative study on decision makers' views. Annals of Oncology. 25: 265–269.

37. Parmar D, De Allegri M, Savadogo G, Sauerborn R (2014): Do community-based health insurance schemes fulfill the promise of equity? A study from Burkina Faso. Health Policy Plan. Jan;29(1):76-84.

36. Cofie P, De Allegri M, Pohkrel S, Kouyaté B, Adjei S, Sauerborn R (2013). Effects of information, education, and communication campaign on a community-based health insurance scheme in Burkina Faso. Global Health Action. Dec 6;6:20791.

35.  Aji B, De Allegri M, Souares A, Sauerborn R (2013). The impact of health insurance programs on out-of-pocket expenditures in Indonesia: An increase or a decrease? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 10(7):2995-3013.

34. Majaj L, Nassar M, De Allegri M (2013). “It’s not Easy to Acknowledge That I’m Ill”: A Qualitative Investigation into the Health Seeking Behavior of Rural Palestinian Women. BMC Women’s Health. 24;13:26.

33. De Allegri M*, Louis VR, Tiendrébeogo J, Souares A, Yé M, Tozan Y, Jahn A, Mueller O (2013). Moving towards universal coverage with malaria control interventions: achievements and challenges in rural Burkina Faso. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2013 Jan-Mar;28(1):102-21.

32. Parmar D, Souares A, De Allegri M, Savadogo G, Sauerborn R (2012). Adverse selection in a community-based health insurance: Implication of introducing targeted subsidies. BMC Health Services Research. 28;12:181.

31. De Allegri M*, Ridde V, Louis VR, Sarker M, Tiendrebéogo J, Yé M, Müller O, Jahn A (2012). The impact of targeted subsidies for facility-based delivery on access to care and equity - Evidence from a population-based study in rural Burkina Faso. J Public Health Policy. 33(4):439-53.

30. Louis VR, Bals J, Tiendrebéogo J, Bountogo M, Ramroth H, De Allegri M, Traoré C, Beiersmann C, Coulibaly B, Yé M, Jahn A, Becher H, Müller O (2012). Long-term effects of malaria prevention with insecticide-treated mosquito nets on morbidity and mortality in African children: randomised controlled trial. Trop Med Int Health. 17(6):733-41.

29. Conrad P, De Allegri M, Moses A, Larsson EC, Neuhann F, Müller O, Sarker M (2012). Antenatal care services in rural Uganda: missed opportunities for good-quality care. Qual Health Res. 22(5):619-29.

28. Beiersmann C, Bountogo M, Tiendrébeogo J, De Allegri M, Louis VR, Coulibaly B, Yé M, Mueller O (2011). Falciparum malaria in young children of rural Burkina Faso: comparison of survey data in 1999 with 2009. Malar J. 11;10:296.

27. De Allegri M, Tiendrebéogo J, Louis VR, Yé M, Müller O (2011). Measuring the AMFm. Lancet. 5;377(9768):810.

26. De Allegri M, Schwarzbach M, Loerbroks A, Ronellenfitsch U (2011) . Which factors are important for the successful development and implementation of clinical pathways? A qualitative study. BMJ Qual Saf. 20(3):203-8.

25. De Allegri M, Ridde V, Louis VR, Sarker M, Tiendrebéogo J, Yé M, Müller O, Jahn A (2010). Determinants of utilisation of maternal care services after the reduction of user fees: a case study from rural Burkina Faso. Health Policy. 99(3):210-8.

24. Beiersmann C, De Allegri M, Tiendrebéogo J, Yé M, Jahn A, Mueller O (2010). Different delivery mechanisms for insecticide-treated nets in rural Burkina Faso: a provider's perspective. Malar J. 4;9:352.

23. Sarker M, Schmid G, Larsson E, Kirenga S, De Allegri M, Neuhann F, Mbunda T, Lekule I, Müller O (2010). Quality of antenatal care in rural southern Tanzania: a reality check. BMC Res Notes. 27;3:209.

22. Pokhrel S, De Allegri M, Gbangou A, Sauerborn R (2010). Illness reporting and demand for medical care in rural Burkina Faso. Soc Sci Med. 70(11):1693-700.

21. De Allegri M*, Marschall P, Flessa S, Tiendrebéogo J, Kouyaté B, Jahn A, Müller O (2010). Comparative cost analysis of insecticide-treated net delivery strategies: sales supported by social marketing and free distribution through antenatal care. Health Policy Plan. 25(1):28-38.

20. Tipke M, Louis VR, Yé M, De Allegri M, Beiersmann C, Sié A, Mueller O, Jahn A. (2009) Access to malaria treatment in young children of rural Burkina Faso. Malar J. 24;8:266.

19. Dong H, De Allegri M, Gnawali D, Souares A, Sauerborn R. Drop-out analysis of community-based health insurance membership at Nouna, Burkina Faso. Health Policy. 92(2-3):174-9.

18. Gnawali DP, Pokhrel S, Sié A, Sanon M, De Allegri M, Souares A, Dong H, Sauerborn R (2009). The effect of community-based health insurance on the utilization of modern health care services: evidence from Burkina Faso. Health Policy. 90(2-3):214-22.

17. De Allegri M*, Sauerborn R, Kouyaté B, Flessa S (2009). Community health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: what operational difficulties hamper its successful development? Trop Med Int Health. 14(5):586-96.

16. Hofmann J, De Allegri M, Sarker M, Sanon M, Böhler T (2008). Breast milk as the "water that supports and preserves life"--socio-cultural constructions of breastfeeding and their implications for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Health Policy. 89(3):322-8.

15. De Allegri M*, Pokhrel S, Becher H, Dong H, Mansmann U, Kouyaté B, Kynast-Wolf G, Gbangou A, Sanon M, Bridges J, Sauerborn R (2008). Step-wedge cluster-randomised community-based trials: an application to the study of the impact of community health insurance. Health Res Policy Syst. 22;6:10.

14. Müller O, De Allegri M, Becher H, Tiendrebogo J, Beiersmann C, Ye M, Kouyate B, Sie A, Jahn A (2008). Distribution systems of insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria control in rural Burkina Faso: cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 11;3(9):e3182.

13. Dong H, Gbangou A, De Allegri M, Pokhrel S, Sauerborn R (2008). The differences in characteristics between health-care users and non-users: implication for introducing community-based health insurance in Burkina Faso. Eur J Health Econ. 9(1):41-50. 

12. Beiersmann C, De Allegri M*, Sanon M, Tiendrebeogo J, Jahn A, Mueller O (2008). Community perceptions on different delivery mechanisms for insecticide-treated bed nets in rural Burkina Faso. The Open Public Health Journal. 1: 17-24.

11. Beiersmann C, Sanou A, Wladarsch E, De Allegri M, Kouyaté B, Müller O (2008). Malaria in rural Burkina Faso: local illness concepts, patterns of traditional treatment and influence on health-seeking behaviour. Malar Journal 8;6:106.

10. De Allegri M*, Sauerborn R (2007). Community based health insurance in developing countries. BMJ. 23;334(7607):1282-3.

9. Kouyaté B, Sie A, Yé M, De Allegri M, Müller O(2007). The great failure of malaria control in Africa: a district perspective from Burkina Faso. PLoS Medicine. 4(6):e127.

8. Sanon M, Mandi G, De Allegri M, Schirmer H, Meissner P, Müller O (2007). Attitudes regarding colouration effects associated with methylene blue malaria treatment in a rural community of Burkina Faso. Curare. 30(1):27-34.

7. De Allegri M*, Sarker M, Hofmann J, Sanon M, Böhler T (2008). A qualitative investigation into knowledge, beliefs, and practices surrounding mastitis in sub-Saharan Africa: what implications for vertical transmission of HIV? BMC Public Health. 23;7:22.

6. De Allegri M*, Kouyaté B, Becher H, Gbangou A, Pokhrel S, Sanon M, Sauerborn R (2006). Understanding enrolment in community health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: a population-based case-control study in rural Burkina Faso. Bull World Health Organ. 84(11):852-8.

5. Frey C, Traoré C, De Allegri M, Kouyaté B, Müller O (2006). Compliance of young children with ITN protection in rural Burkina Faso. Malar J. 14;5:70.

4. De Allegri M*, Sanon M, Bridges J, Sauerborn R (2006). Understanding consumers’ preferences and decision to enrol in community-based health insurance in rural West Africa. Health Policy. 7(1): 58-71.

3. Sarker M, De Allegri M, Sanou B, Palé A, Snow R, Boehler T (2005). Knowledge, Perceptions, and Attitudes towards HIV: Bulding Community Support for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV. Curare; 28(2+3): 237-246.

2. De Allegri M*, Sanon M, Sauerborn R (2005). "To enrol or not to enrol?": A qualitative investigation of demand for health insurance in rural West Africa. Soc Sci Med. 62(6):1520-7.

1. De Allegri M*, Pokhrel S, Sauerborn R (2005). Health financing and access to services. Lancet. 12-18;365(9459):569-70.

Books and book chapters

7. Atchessi N, De Allegri M, Kadio K, Pigeon-Gagné E, Ouedraogo S, Ridde V (2018). Du concept d’indigence aux interventions de sante publique : réflexions du Burkina in Pourette D, Mattern C. Cabane C. La santé des femmes, mères et enfants à Madagascar : Anthropologie comparée (titre provisoire), Anthropologie & Médecines (L'Harmattan), p. 211-222.

6. Coast J and De Allegri M (2018). Qualitative Methods in Health Economics in Oxford Encyclopedia of Research. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

5. Gautier L, Moshabela M, De Allegri M (2017). Les interventions de santé maternelle et infantile: vers une meilleure prise en compte les besoins des populations en Afrique, in Yaya S (ed.),  Risquer la mort pour donner la vie. Politiques et programmes de santé maternelle et infantile en Afrique. Presses de l’Université Laval, Laval, Canada.

4. De Allegri (2017). Using Qualitative Methods in Impact Evaluation – The Case of the Results-Based Financing for Maternal and Neonatal Care Impact Evaluation in Malawi in Qualitative Methods in Health Economics. Ed. Joanna Coast. Rowman &Littlefield, London, UK.

3. De Allegri M (2015). La micro-assurance santé offre une protection sociale efficace pour les plus démunis in Les idées en santé mondiale. Ed. Ridde V. & F Ouattara F. Presses Université de Montréal.

2. Parmar D and De Allegri M (2014): Operationalizing impact evaluation: from theory to practice. in: Radermacher R and Roth K (eds.): Practical Guide to Impact Assessments in Microinsurance. Luxembourg: Microinsurance Network and Micro Insurance Academy.

1. De Allegri M (2007). To enroll or not to enroll in Community Health Insurance: Case study from Burkina Faso. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

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