About Uju Onyes

I have over 9 years’ progressive clinical and public health experience in sub-Saharan Africa with expertise in Health Systems Strengthening; Healthcare financing; and Healthcare Executive Education. I currently work at the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) as a coaching and mentoring lead for strategic purchasing. I previously worked as a Health Economist at the Financing Alliance for Health where I lead policy dialogue with governments and partners in 3 African countries to develop advocacy tools for resource mobilization towards closing the $2 billion funding gap for community health in sub-Saharan Africa. I also lead the Kenya team supporting the Government of Kenya to develop a new Community Health Strategy with requisite intervention costing, investment case development and resource mobilization. I coordinate MOH and partner engagement collaborating with partners such as WHO, UNICEF, CHAI, and the Global Fund. I also provide technical support for fiscal space analysis, financial gap analysis and costing for the Community Health Worker (CHW) programs in 5 East African countries (Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia). I was previously a Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Health Policy department where I conducted preparatory analysis on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project to establish a new Network for African Health Systems and Policies (NAHSP). I worked with Family Health International 360 (FHI360) as a Technical Officer where I provided technical assistance in the design, implementation and evaluation of reproductive health programs and research activities under the USAID sponsored Strengthening the Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) program.

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Languages
Hausa
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Igbo
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
English
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Interests

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

EDUCATION

• MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing
London School of Economics and Political Science and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
September 2018 to September 2019
London, United Kingdom

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Windsor University School of Medicine, St Kitts and Nevis
January 2006 to August 2010
Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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