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.