Caring for Health Systems in Africa
Nadège Ade SOME is a health systems analyst and a doctorate candidate at Bath University, on questions related to the governance of health systems. She has 5 years’ experience in the public health field, specifically on health sector planning and budgeting processes, knowledge management in health, research on health policy dialogue processes and the facilitation of a community of practice. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and Master’s degree in global health & public policy, both from the University of Edinburgh.
Health system policies analyst, Teko Agbonon is an Economist and practioner of development with over five (5) years experience of undertaking variety of projetcs in the field of socio economic development. He is skilled in strategic thinking and operational planning through evidence-based pratice. As adept of knowlege management and learning organization, he is involved as core group member, in the development of the Community of Practice « Health System Planing and Governance » and its activities. Teko Agbonon has a Master in Development economics and commit himself to contribute to the strengthening of health system in Africa.
Noel Nahounou is an Ivorian doctor with a Master's degree in Public Health obtained at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. The expert occupied the post of Doctor-in-Chief of the District of Guiglo (West Côte d'Ivoire) For 12 years. He then provided technical support to an international organization (FHI) to organize care for people living with HIV in several health districts of Côte d'Ivoire. Since 2010, he has been providing technical assistance to the central Ministry of Health and the Fight against AIDS under the account of the international organization Abt Associates (under Health Systems 20/20 and then under the Health Financing Governance Project). He contributed to the development of the national health policies (National health development plan) and participated in the implementation of the health decentralization policy, taking into account the development of health development plans at the regional level. In support of the Health Inspectorate, he helped strengthen the governance of the Ivorian health system. He currently holds the position of Chief of Party of the HFG project in Côte d'Ivoire.
Dr. Diana RATSIAMBAKAINA, worked for 7 years in clinical research, and 4 years in the management of a health program in a public health directorate in the Boeny region west coast of Madagascar (malaria control program). She is currently in charge of managing this same region; which includes 6 districts. She holds a Master's degree in Public Health and a Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Toamasina Madagascar.