Dr. Pepin Miyigbena is a trained physician with 17 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis public health programs. Prior to his position as long-term technical advisor (LTTA) in the Central African Republic, he served as LTTA for the HRH2030 Capacity Building for Malaria activity in Côte d’Ivoire. He also served as senior technical advisor for the Management Science for Health’ Leadership, Management, and Governance Project (MSH/LMG) project and worked for Africare and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC). Pepin received a doctorate in medicine from the University of Benin and a University Diploma of Epidemiology from the Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Development (ISPED) from the University of Victor Seaglen.
Dr. Justine Nagorngar has more than 18 years of experience working with infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining HRH2030, she worked with the Chadian National Malaria Contol Program as a senior technical advisor and, before that, worked as a health advisor in the Program Effectiveness Department of World Vision. Justine holds a doctorate in medicine from the Malian Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Odontostomatology.
Juan Barco is an expert in social politics with experience developing, implementing, and evaluating public policies aimed at reducing extreme poverty. He has also managed projects supporting Colombia’s African descendants, indigenous, and campesino communities, as well as victims of armed conflict. Previously, Juan led the implementation of the “Zero to Forever Strategy” – a government platform for early child development – for the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (Instituto Colombiano por el Bienestar Familiar or ICBF)’s Early Childhood Directorate. He also worked on two USAID programs and for the Colombian government. Juan holds a dual degree in international relations and political science from the Universidad del Rosario, and a master’s degree in development management and practice from the Universidad de los Andes.
Dr. Edwige Bosso is a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist with more than 15 years of experience working in health program management and implementation. Previously, she was the deputy director of USAID MEASURE Evaluation in Côte d’Ivoire, led M&E for the Global Fund’s “Strengthening the Fight Against Malaria for Pregnant Women and Children Under 5 in 19 Districts” project, and worked on epidemiological surveillance at the Ministry of Health. She is an expert in project development, strategy planning, health management information systems, data use, impact assessments, and epidemiology. She received her bachelor’s in medicine and a special studies certificate in public health and community medicine from the University of Cocody in Abdijan.
Dr. Ghislaine Djidjoho has been supporting the Côte d’Ivoire National Malaria Control Program since November 2015. She has more than 15 years of logistical and pharmaceutical management experience, including nine years in the management and strengthening supply chain and information systems for public health programs. Prior to this role, she led several malaria commodity and logistics projects around the continent, notably in Senegal, Benin, and across central Africa. She holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University François Rabelais of Tours (France) and a master’s degree in medical management from the ISC Paris School of Business.
Dr. Youssoufa Lo has been supporting the Guinea National Malaria Control Program since October 2013, when he joined the USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance Project. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of medicine and public health and holds a doctorate in medicine with a specialization in malaria. Previously, he worked as senior technical advisor for malaria in several USAID-funded projects : NETWORKS-Senegal, where he supported insecticide-treated mosquito net distribution campaigns ; Management Sciences for Health (MSH), where he supported the fight against malaria in pregnant women; and BASICS/USAID’s Malaria Plus Up, where he worked to develop new malaria control strategies. Youssoufa also served as district chief medical officer for the Senegalese Ministry of Health.
Dr. Abraham Ali Mohammed is a zoonotic disease researcher with more than thirteen years of work experience in the animal-human interface, a defining feature of the One Health concept. He has done extensive research on bacterial zoonotic epidemics, rabies, MERS, and camel diseases impact in human health. Prior to working with HRH2030, Abraham worked for the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI). He received his undergraduate degree from Addis Ababa University and his MPH in public health from the University of Gondar.
Dr. Grace Namaganda is a human resource for health and management specialist with more than 13 years of experience in project management and building the capacities of individuals and institutions in HRH. She has served at the senior management level designing and implementing a variety of health programs for several international development organizations funded by PEPFAR, USAID, EU, CUAMM, and Cordaid. Dr. Namaganda served as technical advisor to the World Health Organization in the development of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) methodology. She has also supported the ministries of health in Uganda, Rwanda, Swaziland, Namibia, and Malawi in HRH policy and advocacy; HRH strategic planning, integrated human resource information system (iHRIS) customization and use; health worker recruitment and transition; and rolling out performance management initiatives. She holds a doctor of health administration, an M.Sc. in health services management, and a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery.
Dr. Houleymata N’Diaye has more than 25 years of experience in program management in maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, child protection, education, microfinance, democratic governance, and nutrition, in addition to regional, national, and international strategic policy and advocacy. She is a member of the national technical committees on reproductive health, family planning, and nutrition; was recently nominated as nutrition champion for the scaling up nutrition movement; and is highly recognized by USAID/Mali for her leadership in health and nutrition in the West Africa region. She holds a medical degree from the State Institute of Medical Sciences of Krasnodar (Russia).
Dr. Matar Camara served for more than 15 years as USAID Senegal Health team Deputy Director and as the principal technical specialist for USAID/Senegal in health policy, decentralization, and health care financing components. He was responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and management of policy, health care financing, and decentralization activities within USAID/Senegal’s largest strategic objective. Prior to his work at USAID/Senegal, he served as epidemiologist for WHO/Afro in Burundi and Rwanda, as a public health advisor for the World Bank in Senegal, and as chief epidemiologist of the Regional Endemic Disease Service in the Thiès and Diourbel regions of Senegal.
Dr. Julo-Reminiac brings more than 10 years of experience as a results-oriented health professional and public health advisor focused on the public health impact of Malaria and other communicable diseases; management, monitoring, and evaluation of programs; health management information systems, access to quality medicines, diagnostics and long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs); and capacity building. Before joining HRH2030, Dr. Julo-Reminiac served as senior project leader and technical advisor in malaria for the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute based out of Kinshasa. He holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences from the University of Rennes as well as a master’s degree in public health and health promotion from the University of Nancy.