Muloongo  Simuzingili

Muloongo Simuzingili

Health, Nutrition and Population GP, World Bank

Muloongo is a health economic policy researcher with expertise in quasi-experimental methods, econometric modeling, and cost-effectiveness analyses. Her research includes analyzing the impacts of expanding public health insurance programs, the health inequities of cigar demand, global health strategies for vulnerable populations, and the demand and willingness to pay for health services.

As a World Bank Group Fellow, she contributed to the work of the COVID-19 SWAT team supporting the East African Region. She supported country teams with economic, climate and gender assessments related to the response and impact of the pandemic, giving priority to COVID-19 vaccination programs. Prior to that Muloongo worked as a Country Economist for the International Growth Centre and as a Program Manager for the Civil Society for Poverty Reduction in Zambia.

Muloongo holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to her Ph.D., she obtained a Masters’ in Applied Economics from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Namibia.