Dr Caroline Lynch
Caroline Lynch, PhD, MSc, is Principal Investigator (PI) for the LINK programme. She originally trained as a parasitologist and epidemiologist, with specific interest in malaria control having worked on malaria in fragile states for the last 15 years. Her PhD work looked at the impact of internal migration on malaria in Uganda and she has continued to work on projects looking at the impact of migration on health
She is also the PI for the Maternal Healthcare Markets Evaluation Team (MET) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which is conducting research on the private health sector’s role in delivering maternal health care. As part of this work, MET is evaluating select Merck for Mothers-supported interventions in low- and middle- income countries including India, Senegal, Uganda, United States and Zambia. The team’s work is contributing to evidence on the use, quality, equity and market dynamics of private maternal health services, and whether interventions, such as social franchising, can increase access to lifesaving care for all women.