Senior Technical Advisor, Human Resources for Health
Mary Wambui Kamau is the Senior Technical Advisor in Human Resources for Health for the Afya Uzazi project in Kenya. Mary is based in Baringo County where she provides strategic direction and technical oversight for the planning and implementation of interventions and mechanisms required for effective management of HRH systems in the focus counties and sub-counties. Her work includes evidence-based human resource planning; development and management encompassing recruitment, deployment, and retention; and health education and health workforce regulation. The goal of Mary’s work is to strengthen human resources directorates in the focus counties and provide training in human resources management to selected staff while also contributing to program learning and research.
Fredrick Mike Makokha is Technical Advisor for the Lea Mimba project in Kenya. Prior to joining MSH, Fredrick served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator with the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto Program in Kakamega County. Fredrick has had valuable experience as the County Head of Nursing Services in Kakamega County, and Deputy Provincial Nursing Officer in Western Province. Fredrick holds a Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a fellowship in Field Epidemiology, and completed the Laboratory Training Program-Kenya (FELTP) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, Fredrick has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nairobi. His main areas of interest are conducting operational researches, and monitoring and evaluation.
Senior Technical Advisor on Supply Chain Management
Taras Savchuk is a seasoned and committed professional in procurement and jurisprudence in health care with more than five years of corporate and project management experience. He created and led the procurement function in the nongovernmental sector under a Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria-funded project in Ukraine.
Alona Melnykova has more than 10 years of experience in health care and pharmaceutical management, supply chain, logistics and procurement planning, HIV/AIDS and TB, hepatitis, MAT, and private-sector and international development. In the private sector, she has significant experience in supply chain and logistics for international pharmaceutical companies.
Senior Technical Advisor on Pharmaceutical Finance
Prior to joining MSH in April 2018, Ivan Loboda was a development consultant for World Learning Inc., the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, and the Kyiv City Healthcare Department, where he worked to establish a Ukrainian reimbursement program. Mr.
Senior Technical Advisor for Pharmaceutical Policy and Governance
Rabia Kahveci is a director of the International Health Technology Assessment Society (HTAi) and the chair of both the HTAi Developing Countries Interest Group and the Eurasian HTA Initiative. Prior to her position with SAFEMed, she was the director of a hospital-based HTA center in Turkey that covered HTA, innovation for medical devices, and real-world evidence.
Mrs. Kathleen Alvarez, is a Portfolio Director in the Health Programs Group of Management Sciences for Health (MSH). In this role, Ms. Alvarez is responsible for overseeing the Global Fund Malaria Grant and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Project in Nigeria, the PEPFAR funded HIV and AIDS focused CaTSS Project in Nigeria and other MSH projects in Africa and Latin America. Kathleen joined MSH in 2000, began her involvement with MSH work in Nigeria in 2008 and has held a number of different positions with MSH both overseas and in headquarters.
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.
Adeyinka (Yinka) Onikan is a versatile development professional with over 7 years’ experience in implementation of high-priority projects requiring detailed analysis and extensive stakeholder engagement. Adeyinka has expertise in program management, strategic planning, data quality assurance, process simplification, monitoring, donor landscape analysis, and on-the-job capacity building. Adeyinka has worked on a number of complex public health interventions ranging from vaccination coverage, supply chain management, malaria control, tuberculosis, and health financing. He has vast contextual knowledge of the public health space in Nigeria.
Isaac Adejo is the project director of MSH Nigeria’s Global Fund (GF) Malaria Grant (2018-2020). Isaac is a program management specialist with over 12 years’ experience in the design and implementation of reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and malaria projects in Nigeria. He has expertise in strategic planning, project design and implementation, office administration, team building, and stakeholder management.
Before joining MSH, Isaac was the National Program Manager for Ipas Nigeria where he provided strategic leadership to the country program. Isaac worked for FHI360 as Project Director, Global Fund HIV and AIDS and its local affiliate, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative. Also in FHI360, he served as the State Program Manager, State Program Coordinator, and Senior Program Officer respectively, on the USAID funded Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS services (SIDHAS) project.