Principal Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research
Monita Baba Djara is the Senior Principal Advisor for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research at MSH. Monita has more than 25 years of experience in health system strengthening, organizational development, and capacity building as a technical consultant, project/NGO executive director, and clinic and hospital administrator.
Luis Ortiz Echevarría is the Senior Manager for Knowledge Management and Learning at MSH. He is committed to advancing global public health through effective knowledge management practices that show value to projects, programs, and initiatives.
Serge Xueref is the Senior Principal Technical Advisor for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research at MSH. He is currently based in Uganda. Previously at MSH, Serge supported the Gabon Health Reform Support Program.
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.
For more than 20 years, Martha has worked with government and non-governmental agencies to design, implement and evaluate advocacy programs to improve women's sexual and reproductive health and rights, with a focus on maternal health. At the FCI Program of MSH, she oversees this program's work in Africa and Latin America.
Olumide Elegbe became the MSH Country Representative for Nigeria in February 2018, after serving in an acting capacity from September 2017 to February 2018. Olumide first joined MSH in July 2016 as senior manager for Corporate and Foundation Relations. In this role, Olumide worked extensively with the private sector to create new partnerships and expand the scope of MSH’s work on many projects.
Ali Bwala is an experienced monitoring, evaluation, and learning specialist with more than 12 years’ experience in the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems for public health (including HIV and AIDS, malaria, and MNCH); education; and economic empowerment programs and projects in Nigeria. He has expertise in strategic planning, management information systems design and implementation, research design and implementation, data quality assurance, and data analysis and interpretation, as well as in M&E systems strengthening, team building, and stakeholder management.
Throughout his 20-year professional career, Ali Rajpoot has been responsible for the finance, accounting, and administrative activities of large, multifaceted development programs in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Indonesia, Nigeria, Liberia, and the United States, demonstrating a keen ability to manage multiple projects operating in various high-risk and remote locations while ensuring compliance with international standards and the specific requirements of funders. He has extensive experience managing finances for USAID programs valued up to $150 million and has managed a $10 million portfolio of more than 100 grants.
Olusesan Ishola-Gbenla (MB.ChB, MPH) brings more than 20 years of progressive experience in general medical practice and public health project management, with 15 years’ experience coordinating private-sector participation in malaria control programs. He has successfully implemented private-sector programming for both international donors and local associations that addressed priority health conditions, including malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive health. He was a pioneer in the development and implementation of Nigeria’s health sector Public-Private Partnership (PPP) policy as the first PPP advisor in the Federal Ministry of Health under the DFiD-funded PATHS2 project (December 2008–April 2011).