About Gyuri Fritsche

I am a medical doctor specialized in tropical medicine and public health. I received a postgraduate degree in health policy, planning, and financing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For the past twenty-plus years i have been living and working as a practitioner, public health manager, and advisor in Zambia, Senegal, Afghanistan, Kenya, Rwanda and Washington. For the past 14 years i have been closely involved in designing, implementing, and scaling up performance-based financing (PBF) programs in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Burundi, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Djibouti, Lesotho, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo and Cambodia. Since 2009 i work for the World Bank in Washington, DC as a senior health specialist, advising colleagues and governments in appropriate design and implementation issues related to results-based financing programs.

Full Professional Proficiency
Professional Working Proficiency
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Limited Working Proficiency
Limited Working Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Interests are where experts would like to focus their attention on Collectivity and try new fields.


MSc in Health Policy Planning and Financing
London School of Tropical Medicine/London School of Economics
August 1999 to June 2000
London, United Kingdom

Degree in Tropical Medicine
Tropical Medicine Institute
July 1991 to December 1993
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The tropical medicine specialty training in the Netherlands is a three-month immersion course (class room based) after completing a two-year internship in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics; Gyn/Obs and Surgery, following an initial basic MD training.

Medical Doctor
University of Utrecht
August 1982 to June 1991
Utrecht, Netherlands
Basic MD training


Sr Health Specialist
The World Bank Group
September 2009 to Present
Washington, United States

Technical Director - PBF
Management Sciences for Health
October 2005 to July 2009
Kigali, Rwanda

Technical Officer
World Health Organization, South Sudan Office
February 2005 to July 2005
Nairobi, Kenya

Ministry of Public Health
July 2003 to October 2004
Kabul, Afghanistan
Grants and Contracts Management Unit (GCMU), MoPH

Sr Health Advisor
Swedisch Committee for Afghanistan
October 2000 to June 2003
Peshawar/Kabul, Pakistan

Medical Coordinator/Head of Mission
Aide Medicale Internationale
February 1998 to July 1999
Peshawar/Kabul, Pakistan

Medical Officer in Charge
Kaoma District Hospital
December 1993 to January 1996
Kaoma, Zambia


Performance Based Financing Toolkit
Authors: Robert Soeters; Bruno Meessen; Godelieve van Heteren; Caryn Bredenkamp; Cedric Ndizeye, 2014
Type of Doc: Other | Type of Publication: Other