The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is an independent, not-for-profit, knowledge institute in the field of development cooperation with a mandate to alleviate poverty, and support sustainable development.
The aim of KIT Health is to improve access to healthcare systems in developing countries. KIT Health provides consultancy services to governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and bilateral agencies in many countries all over the world. This unit also runs a number of educational programmes in Amsterdam (e.g. Master of International Health) and courses in the area of international healthcare.
The work of KIT Health seeks to answer critical health development questions in low- and middle-income countries. This work includes the design, facilitation, and implementation of research projects across the spectrum of the health system. Areas of health systems research expertise include governance and health policy, social determinants of health, community development, human resources for health, quality of care and health financing.