Mizan Kiros Mirutse


Postdoctoral Fellow , Post Doc Research Fellow


Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care


Health Financing 

Prioity setting 

Health system 


Academic article

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  • Kiros, M., Dessie, E., Jbaily, A., Tolla, M. T., Johansson, K. A., Norheim, O. F., Memirie, S. T., & Verguet, S. (2020). The burden of household out-of-pocket health expenditures in Ethiopia: estimates from a nationally representative survey (2015-16). Health policy and planning, 35(8), 1003–1010. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czaa044


  • Mizan Kiros Mirutse, Mieraf Taddesse Tolla, Solomon Tessema Memirie, Michael Tekle Palm, Daniel Hailu, Kunuz Abdella Abdi, Ermias Dessie Buli, and Ole F. Norheim. The magnitude and perceived reasons for childhood cancer treatment abandonment in Ethiopia: From health care providers’ perspective. BMC Health Services Research 22, 1014 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08188-8


  • Averi Chakrabarti, Solomon Tessema Memirie, Delayehu Bekele, Mizan Kiros, Christina L. Meyer, Phuong N. Pham, Patrick Vinck, Stéphane Verguet. Ethiopian Healthcare Workers’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic. MedRxiv 2022.02.01.22270247; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.02.01.22270247



  • Shewamene, Z., Tiruneh, G., Abraha, A., Reshad, A., Terefe, M. M., Shimels, T., Lemlemu, E., Tilahun, D., Wondimtekahu, A., Argaw, M., Anno, A., Abebe, F., & Kiros, M. (2021). Barriers to uptake of community-based health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. Health policy and planning, 36(10), 1705–1714. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czab080


  • Jbaily, A., Haakenstad, A., Kiros, M., Riumallo-Herl, C., & Verguet, S. (2022). Examining the density in out-of-pocket spending share in the estimation of catastrophic health expenditures. The European journal of health economics : HEPAC : health economics in prevention and care, 23(5), 903–912. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-021-01316-x



  • Shewamene, Z., Shiferie, F., Girma, E., Wubishet, B. L., Kiros, M., Abraha, A., Reshad, A., Tiruneh, G., Worku, B., Lemlemu, E., & Balkew, R. B. (2021). Growing Ignorance of COVID-19 Preventive Measures in Ethiopia: Experts' Perspective on the Need of Effective Health Communication Strategies. Ethiopian journal of health sciences, 31(1), 201–204. https://doi.org/10.4314/ejhs.v31i1.22


  • Jbaily, A., Feldhaus, I., Bigelow, B., Kamareddine, L., Tolla, M. T., Bouvier, M., Kiros, M., & Verguet, S. (2020). Toward health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries: insights from mathematical modeling of drug supply chains. BMC health services research, 20(1), 776. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05549-z


  • Chakrabarti, A., Memirie, S. T., Yigletu, S., Mirutse, M. K., & Verguet, S. (2022). The potential distributional health and financial benefits of increased tobacco taxes in Ethiopia: Findings from a modeling study. SSM - population health, 18, 101097. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101097


  •   Progress in health among regions of Ethiopia, 1990–2019: a subnational country analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019  Misganaw, Awoke et al.The Lancet, Volume 399, Issue 10332, 1322 – 1335


  • Bolongaita, S., Villano, D., Memirie, S. T., Mirutse, M. K., Mirkuzie, A. H., Comas, S., Rumpler, E., Wu, S. M., Sato, R., Chang, A. Y., & Verguet, S. (2022). Modeling the relative risk of incidence and mortality of select vaccine-preventable diseases by wealth group and geographic region in Ethiopia. PLOS global public health, 2(8), e0000819. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000819



  • Alemayehu, Y.K., Dessie, E., Medhin, G. et al. The impact of community-based health insurance on health service utilization and financial risk protection in Ethiopia. BMC Health Serv Res 23, 67 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-09019-6


  •  Micah, Angela E et al. Global investments in pandemic preparedness and COVID-19: development assistance and domestic spending on health between 1990 and 2026. The Lancet Global Health, Volume 11, Issue 3, e385-413


  • Contributed to the cost-effectiveness of childhood cancer treatment module in fair choice tool developed by Disease Control Priorities Project, University of Bergen


  • Contributed to the Making Explicit Choice on the Path to UHC: the JLN Health Benefit Package Revision Guide