Juan Barco, an expert in social politics, has worked developing, implementing, and evaluating public policies aimed at reducing extreme poverty, and on projects supporting Colombia’s African descendants, indigenous, and campesino communities, as well as victims of armed conflict. Previously, he 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. Mr. Barco 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. 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. Dr. Lo also served as District Chief Medical Officer for the Senegalese Ministry of Health.
Zubaedah (“Zuby”) Sjahrizal is the senior technical advisor for the HRH2030 activity in Indonesia. She brings a deep knowledge of Indonesia’s health system to her role, having more than 20 years of experience in the sector. Early in her career, Zuby was director of the Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association in West Nusa Tenggara; she has also worked with Oxfam Australia, the German development agency GIZ, and the Millennium Challenge Account Indonesia. Among her notable accomplishments, Zuby was an Ashoka Fellow in 2001. She has a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Mataram in Indonesia, and a master’s in health planning and policy from Leeds University.
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. Marilyn Lorenzo was formerly with the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila, where she was a professor and founding chair of the master’s of health policy studies (MAHPS) program committee. She taught courses in MAHPS, the master’s in hospital administration, and master’s in public health programs. She was founding director of the Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies of the National Institutes of Health, where she led research and policy development work. She is currently a chair of the technical committee on nursing education at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and continues to do policy research and analysis work with the UP Manila Policy Hub, College of Public Health and School for Health Sciences.
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. Kunda John Stephen is the HRH2030 Multisectoral Health Security Advisor in Tanzania. He is a medical doctor, health researcher, and project manager, and has roughly 20 years of experience in health research. Dr. Kunda holds a Doctorate in infectious disease epidemiology and an MD from the University of Dar es Salaam. Before joining HRH2030, he worked as the National One Health Advisor under the Preparedness and Response Project; he also served as a consultant with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and worked with USAID, UNDP, DFID, and CDC on various public health issues. Dr. Kunda is now an integral part of the Government of Tanzania’s National One Health Platform.