My personal background is in Political Science (Masters in International Development Studies) and Public Health (MPH). I spent eight years in West Africa (Togo), East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) and South-East Asia (Cambodia), where I worked for various bilateral development agencies and NGOs. During this extensive field experience, I mainly worked on financing arrangements aimed to expand coverage towards informal workers, both in urban and rural settings. I acquired sound knowledge of local & national health systems, as well as strong technical know-how in the field of health risk management, financial management, contracting of health service providers, community engagement in addressing health issues and policy dialogue both with private firms and public stakeholders, both at local and national levels. In 2011, I committed to research (evaluation and policy analysis) and capacity development in the field of Public Health. I joined the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, where I contributed to research and to capacity strengthening. In terms of research, I was mainly involved in projects investigating barriers to access to health services induced both by the supply and the demand (with a specific focus on vulnerable groups), as well as the sequencing and phasing of policies aimed to pave the way towards UHC. In terms of capacity development, beside teaching and coaching MPH students, I mainly worked on the identification of strategies aimed to transform the Moroccan MoH into a learning organization, and was also involved in the promotion of communities of practice in the field of health financing as a lever to knowledge and experience sharing among experts in LMICs. I am now technical officer at WHO working on country support and on conceptual-analytical work of the health financing unit, especially on strategic purchasing. On a more personal note, I am half-French, half-Moroccan, speaks languages and like outdoor activities.
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