Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Dr Jesper Sundewall

  • Associate Professor

Jesper is an associate professor of health economics at HEARD and researcher at Lund University in Sweden. He has worked on health systems and health financing issues in sub-Saharan Africa since 2004. Jesper has a Master’s in Business and Economics and a PhD in Health Systems Research. His research has revolved around development assistance for health and priority setting in low- and middle-income country health sectors. More recently, he has focused specifically on issues of health financing, priority setting and policy linked to universal health coverage and its linkages to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). 

Latest Publications

Research outputs


Sunderwaal, J. Forsberg, B. 2020. Understanding Health Spending for SGD3. The Lancet.

Journal article

Holmesson, S. Marten, R. Sundewall, J. Peterson, S. Petersson, I. Ottersen, O. 2022. New directions in Global Health: how Sweden can advance healthier populations? International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 11(12), 3157-3158.

Sundewall, J. Båge, K. Ekström, A. Puranen, B. Litorp, H. Uthman, O. Kågesten, A. 2022. Addressing the second ‘R’ in sexual and reproductive health and rights: why norms and values matter for development cooperation. BMJ Global Health, 7(6), e008520.

Sinjela, K. Simangolwa, W. Hehman, L. Kamanga, M. Mwambazi, W. Sundewall, J. 2022. Exploring for-profit healthcare providers’ perceptions of inclusion in the Zambia National Health Insurance Scheme: A qualitative content analysis Plos One. 17(5), e0268940.

Amogne, M. Sanders, E. Belihu, W. Sundewall, J. Agardh, A. 2022. Condom failure and pre-exposure prophylaxis use experience among female sex workers in Ethiopia: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 22:,1079.

Hepburn, J. Mohamed, I. Ekman, B. Sundewall, J. 2021. Review of the inclusion of SRHR interventions in essential packages of health services in low- and lower-middle income countries. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 29(1),1-12.

Kaiser, A. Ekman, B. Dimarco, M. Sundewall, J. 2021. The cost-effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health and rights interventions in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review. Sexual and reproductive health matters, 29(1), 1-14.

Sunderwaal, J. Forsberg, B. 2020. Understanding Health Spending for SGD3. The Lancet.

Hikuam, F. Crankshaw, T. Sundewall, J. 2020. Engaging communities: the key to leaving no one behind in the era of UHC. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 28(2), 1-4.