30+ years of international health practice, mainly management of large scale technical assistance projects in countries of Africa. Familiar with funding and intervention frameworks of bi-laterals, multilaterals, non-governmentals, international foundations and charities . 100 % positively biased towards integrated approaches in health systems development, but fully cognizant of and familiar with traditional programs (FP/RH, MNCH, CS, Mal, HIV/TB, WASH, Nutrition, Mental Health, Infectious Diseases, etc. and cross cutting subsystems or building blocks approaches (governance, finance, service delivery, logistics, etc.) . Life long interest (scientific and real life application) in complexity science and its translation into actionable insights. Promotor of the concept of "living health systems" in which evolution is emphasized rather than structure, and which integrates state of the art life sciences thinking. Fully familiar with multiple supervision and quality improvement frameworks and with the fascination that health professionals have with checklists. Offers alternative vision on checklist and measurement, and developed and tested MyCheck, an application and data management approach that builds on and generates complex networks or living health systems thinking. Also familiar with different financing approaches (public finance and funding, revolving funds, self-financing for profit or non-for profit, input based financing, user fees, vouchers, budget support, performance based financing or results based funding, donations etc.)
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