Pedro G. Suarez, MD, is a public health expert with nearly 30 years of experience developing, managing, implementing, and advising public health programs focused on TB, leprosy, and TB/HIV control. His work spans across 25 countries, including those in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East.
Degu Jerene is a medical doctor and public health expert who brings over 18 years of technical experience and leadership to MSH. He joined MSH in January 2014 as deputy project director of the USAID/HEAL TB project where he successfully led the technical implementation of the project from the third year to its close out.
Mohammad Khakerah Rashidi has 30 years of experience in public health and health systems in Afghanistan. He joined MSH in 2004 and is currently responsible for developing Afghanistan’s strategic roadmap for the organization. He provides technical leadership and strategic guidance to the health system, specifically with TB-related projects, and develops and maintains partnerships at the national level.
Berhanemeskal Assefa has more than 30 years of clinical and managerial experience in medicine and public health, and has been trained widely in the areas of TB, TB/HIV, MDR-TB, management and leadership, and health systems strengthening.
Senior Laboratory Technical Advisor - South Africa
Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira has 19 years of combined experience as a lecturer, researcher, and public health professional. She is currently the senior laboratory advisor for MSH, providing technical support to the national laboratory networks of several countries in sub-Saharan Africa to build capacity in implementing TB and HIV-related services.
Andre Zagorski is senior principal technical advisor in MSH’s Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies (PHT) Group, in charge of developing TB strategies and interventions to ensure universal access to anti-TB medicines, regimens and new technologies in line with the USAID and WHO goals of ending the TB epidemic.
Principal Technical Advisor for Laboratory Services - USA
Catherine J. F. Mundy, MSH’s principal technical advisor for laboratory services, is responsible for leading the development and implementation of MSH’s expertise in strengthening laboratory systems and services to support TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other public health programs across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Raymond Byaruhanga is the project director for the MSH/TRACK TB project in Uganda. A medical doctor with over 15 years of experience in HIV and tuberculosis management, he has both international and in-country experience.