Kassahun Melkieneh is a medical doctor with over eight years of experience in the implementation of TB/HIV programs. As regional manager for HEAL TB, Kassahun is responsible for leading and coordinating regional project activities. He supervises and builds the capacity of TB program managers and coordinates regional operational research.
Fatimata has worked in community development since 1989, with experience working in all regions of southern Mali. She has worked with several international NGOs, including Save the Children USA, CEDPA (Center for Development and Population’s Activities), Family Care International, and Management Sciences for Health.
Narcisse Naia Embeke is the child health senior technical advisor for the Integrated Health Project in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC-IHP). A physician with more than 10 years of experience in primary care, he has worked alongside the Congolese Ministry of Health to support child survival programs.
Modibo Diarra is a technical advisor with 12 years of experience in public health and pharmaceutical systems for low- and middle-income countries. Prior to his current role, Modibo worked on MSH's Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) project.
Ousmane Faye is currently the project director of the Integrated Health Project Plus (IHPplus), a three-year “bridge” project to avoid a gap in services in USAID-supported health zones upon completion of the USAID Health Office’s five-year flagship Integrated Health Project (IHP). IHPplus partners with the DRC Ministry of Health to strengthen the country's health system at every level focusing on maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, nutrition, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Jane Briggs is a principal technical advisor with the Systems for Improving Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program at MSH, currently based in Guatemala. In this role, Jane provides technical support to SIAPS initiatives in improving access to and use of medicines for maternal and child health, malaria and antimicrobial resistance programs in Africa and Latin America. Jane is also actively involved in global initiatives related to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health.
Cyrille Massamba is a pharmacist and health economist with 30 years of experience in public health. In his role as senior technical advisor, he works to support government services by mobilizing DRC Ministry of Health partners and coordinating activities to increase access to lifesaving products for women and children.
Kate Ramsey is a principal technical advisor for maternal health. She has more than 15 years of experience working in global health and development, focusing on maternal and newborn health. Previously, she worked at Columbia University's Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program on health system implementation research, regarding disrespect and abuse in childbirth, community health workers, voucher programs and referral systems.