Zaynab is passionate about development work, specifically supporting interventions aimed at enhancing the health status of populations. In her various roles, Zaynab has provided support as a Technical Assistant on the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS 2) project, a DFID-funded maternal, newborn, and child health project. She was also the Team Lead/Supervisor for PMA2020 in Lagos State, Nigeria, where she supported the development and refinement of data collection tools, as well as actual data collection, on health facility, household, and community-level surveys for family planning. Zaynab recently consulted for Jhpiego on needs assessment research focused on the prevalence of indirect causes associated with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia that contribute to maternal mortality.
Zaynab holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Abuja, Nigeria, and a Master’s degree in Global Health Policy and Management from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, USA. She also holds a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and certificates in Economic Evaluation in Global Health and in Conducting Research Responsibly, both from the University of Washington, USA.
Dr. Kingsuk Misra is a health systems expert with several years of experience working in health systems strengthening and its social determinants in an integrated manner. He has a strong understanding of the health system in South Asia and has contributed to various state and national governments in South Asia, particularly in: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Plus Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A); neglected tropical diseases (NTD); the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) including antimicrobial resistance; HIV/AIDS; substance abuse; and immunisation programmes. He has also been part of evaluations, third party monitoring, and Value for Money reviews of NTD programmes in several African countries. He previously worked with WHO in its polio eradication and NTD programmes and with various other programmes supported by multilateral, bilateral and private donors.
Dr. Misra is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery from Calcutta University, India. He completed his MPhil in Hospital and Health Systems Management at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, in Pilani, India. He holds a certificate on HIV and health systems strengthening from the Royal Tropical Institute and is an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State.
Gulden is a development economist with twelve years of experience in economic appraisals (including cost benefit analyses), VfM analyses, and VfM framework design. She has worked for government departments and major development partners including FCDO, the World Bank, the European Union and USAID. Gulden has extensive experience of working in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Nigeria as a VfM Advisor, both on large scale infrastructure and urban development programmes and on private sector development programmes funded by FCDO. Previously, she was a VfM Advisor for the £560m Humanitarian portfolio of FCDO South Sudan, where she supported implementing partners in setting up VfM frameworks and conducting VfM assessments.
Gulden has an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA (with first class honours)in International Studies from Ankara University.
Ijeoma is a health economist with several years of’ experience in applied health econometric analyses and economic evaluation of health care programmes and interventions. Ijeoma has also led several capacity building initiatives aimed at strengthening health economics capacity in sub-Saharan Africa, including theGates-funded Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) initiative in Southern Africa. Between 2018 and 2021, Ijeoma was the joint coordinator of the MPH Health Economics programme and coordinator of all Economic Evaluation modules at the Wits School of Public Health, South Africa.
Ijeoma is a member of several national and international technical advisory committees, including the South Africa National Advisory Group on Immunisation (NAGI), the WHO-Afro Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the WHO Geneva Steering Committee on Country-Led Assessment for Prioritisation on Immunisation (CAPACITI), and the Technical Working Group on the Cost-effectiveness and Budget Impact of COVID-19 vaccines for the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 vaccines.
Adetola is a health policy and systems consultant with substantial experience across different states in Nigeria. She is passionate about evidence-based health policies and service delivery models. Previously, she worked in quality improvement for maternal and neonatal health, maternal healthcare research, and capacity building for programme officers in health MDAs. More recently, she has focused on expanding routine immunisation coverage in security-compromised areas in Borno, Nigeria.
Adetola holds an undergraduate degree in Medicine and Surgery from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a MPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Aduragbemi is a health policy and health economics researcher at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Health Research and Innovation, Nigeria. His specific areas of research interest are cost-effectiveness and quality of maternal and reproductive health care in low- and middle-income countries.
Aduragbemi obtained his degree in medicine and surgery from Lagos State University, Nigeria and completed his postgraduate training as part of the double degree-awarding Erasmus Mundus Europubhealth programme. Through this progrmame, heobtained d his MPH (with distinction) from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and a second Masters Health policy and Programme Management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France. Aduragbemi subsequently completed his PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, during which he pioneered the application of the social return on investment methodology to assess the value for money of a maternal health intervention in Kenya.
Nura has more than 20 years of experience in finance, operations and administration in both the public and development sectors. A consultant in the areas of budgets, planning, value for money (VfM), health financing, financial management, grants management and logistics support, Nura is known for his analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills. Previously, he worked for more than a decade for large USAID and DFID-funded projects, focusing on finance and operations.
Nura has a PhD in accounting and finance and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has attended trainings in the USA, Europe and many African countries.
Adesoji is a health economist with over a decade of experience within the Nigerian health sector, including seven years as a development consultant and Value for Money specialist. He has provided technical and advisory support to the Government of Nigeria at ocal, state and national levels in the areas of healthcare policy and planning.
Adesoji is a graduate of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He holds a MPH and a MSc in Public Health and Health Economics (Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and University of York, United Kingdom, respectively.
Jenna has 10 years of experience working across sectors in international development programme management, value for money and monitoring and evaluation. She has supported a number of development programmes to monitor results and value for money, including maternal health programmes in Northern Nigeria and governance and accountability programmes. She has undertaken capacity building initiatives with the Nigerian Government, including designing a student information management system for Health Training Institutions and setting up a Community of Practice with the National and State Bureau of Statistics. Shehas also undertaken an assessment of the child protection information management system in three Nigerian states and at the federal level.
Jenna holds a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex and an MA in International Studies from the University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking an ESRC-funded Masters in Social Research and PhD research in the prevention of child trafficking in Nigeria at the University of Hull.
Temitope has six years of experience working in the Nigerian health sector, of which three were spent in public health practice including in health management information systems(HMIS) and monitoring and evaluation. He has provided technical support to state governments in Nigeria in the areas of health planning, monitoring and evaluation. Previously, ee was part of the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems team, an eight-year health systems strengthening programme in Nigeria.
Temitope holds a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Lagos and certifications in Monitoring and Evaluation from the USAID Measure Evaluation online program. He has also completed a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Roehampton, London. He is a District Health Information Systems 2, Level 1 graduate from the DHIS2 Academy, Health Information Systems Program Nigeria and the University of Oslo.