DR. CHRIS ATIMFounding, Past Executive Director
Dr. Chris Atim Executive Director – AfHEA
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.
Dr. Atim’s main projects in Ghana include the Maternal and Child Survival Program, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and Systems for Health, all funded by USAID. In 2015, he led the Presidential “Blue Ribbon Committee” set up to review Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and make recommendations to increase its efficiency and financial sustainability. In Nigeria, Dr. Atim leads a large health financing project at federal and state levels funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He also led the readiness assessment of the Niger State Contributory Health Financing Scheme. Dr Atim is the founding Executive Director of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA).