BOARD OF TRUSTEES: CURRENT MEMBERS
Dr. Renée Tania BISSOUMA-LEDJOUChairperson
She worked in the pharmaceutical private sector particularly in the drug supply chain and inventory management. She also managed other health related products for 4 years before switching to the public sector where she served as a district Pharmacist then as Deputy Director in charge of Strategic Planning at the Ministry of Health in Côte d’Ivoire.
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Dr. Jane ChumaVice Chair
Dr. Jane Chuma is a Senior Health Economist at the World Bank, where she leads the World Bank’s support to the Kenyan health sector. Before joining the World Bank, Jane founded and led the Health Economics Research Unit at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program.
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Dr. Chris AtimFounding, past Executive Director
Dr. Chris Atim is a Health Economist with more than twenty years of experience working on health systems financing worldwide. He lives in Accra and is Results for Development’s Senior Program Director responsible for health systems and financing work in Ghana and Nigeria.
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Prof. John Ele-Ojo AtagubaExecutive Director, AfHEA
John has a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town and he has several years of research and teaching experience in many African countries. Currently, he teaches topics in health financing, quantitative health economics and applied microeconomics to graduate students at the University of Cape Town. John is the recipient of several competitive awards, both locally and internationally and he has also served as an advisor nationally, and to international agencies including the World Health Organization.
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Dr. Logan BrenzelBMGF, Board Member
Dr. Logan Brenzel is a Senior Program Officer, Health Systems, Global Delivery Programs. Logan currently leads and manages a portfolio of grants related to health resource tracking, health systems evidence-to-policy, sustainability and institutional development of countries transitioning from donor support, and costing and financing of immunization and primary health care.
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Prof. Irene Akua AgyapongGhana Health Service (GHS), Board Member
Prof. Irene Akua Agyapong is a Public Health Physician currently with the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Public Health Faculty of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons of which she is a foundation fellow. She was Ghana Health Service Regional Director of Health for the Greater Accra region of Ghana 2004 to 2012. She was first chair of the Board of Health Systems Global (2012 – 2014) and Professor Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity, University Medical Centre, Utrecht in the Netherlands (2008 – 2010).
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PROF. OBINNA ONWUJEKWEUniversity of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Board Member
Prof. Obinna Onwujekwe is medically qualified but also has MSc and PhD in Health Economics. He is a Professor of Health Economics & Policy at the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, the Director of Research in the University, the Coordinator of the Health Policy Research Group and the President of the Nigerian Health Economics Association. He is also the Director of the Nigerian National Centre on Health Systems, which is part of the African Health Observatory Platform (AHOP) on Health Systems. He is currently a Professor of Health Economics & Policy and Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Nigeria.
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DR. MARGARET AGAMA-ANYETEIBoard Member
Appointed as the first Policy Adviser HIV/AIDS, Department of Peace Keeping Operations’ Mission MONUC, DRC (2002-2006); and the first Adviser HIV/AIDS, Security and Humanitarian, UNAIDS regional Office (AUC and ECA), Ethiopia (2006-2007); where she developed the HIV policy and oversaw its implementation for peacekeeping mission, conflict and humanitarian settings.
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MR. KIBWIKA-MUYINDABoard Member
Mr. Kibwika-Muyinda born on 31st December 1954 is a trained lawyer, an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and courts subordinate thereto and has practiced law in Tanzania and Uganda and provided legal consultancy services in other countries including Mauritius, Lesotho and Swaziland. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Planning and Administration as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Health Management, Planning and Policy with specialization in Health Economics for Developing Countries.
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DR. AMINA NOMTONDO OUEDRAOGO EPOUSE ZOUNGRANABoard Member
She holds a Ph.D. in Medicine, a Specialty Certificate in Dermatology-Venereology, a Masters in Health Economics (CESAG), a Masters in Management in Health Programs (CESAG) and a university degree in allergology (Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France). She has ten years of experience in dermatology-venereology and cost evaluation. She is a member of the technical committee for the vigilance of medical installations, in vitro diagnostic devices and labile blood products; And also member of the expert committee in charge of evaluating applications for approval of herbal medicines, medicines from the traditional pharmacopoeia, nutritional supplements and other special foodstuffs, cosmetic plants and personal hygiene.
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PROF. KARA HANSONBoard Member
Prof. Kara Hanson is Professor of Health System Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research has focused primarily on the economics of health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
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DR. SERGE MAYAKABoard Member
Dr. Serge Mayaka has been a medical doctor for 20 years, graduated in Health Economics from the School of Public Health of Kinshasa (University of Kinshasa/DRC) in 2005 and in Health Policy from the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp (ITM/Belgium) in 2011.
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DR. JEAN-PAUL DOSSOUBoard Member
Dr. Jean-Paul Dossou is a doctor and PhD student in public health. He is the current director of the Centre for Research in Human Reproduction and Demography (CERRHUD) in Cotonou, Benin.
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