Dr. Rudi Thétard has more than 25 years in clinical and health management experience in Africa, 17 of them managing or leading complex donor programs. Rudi is the chief of party (COP) for ONSE Health. He was previously the project director for the US$20-million USAID-funded African Strategies for Health Project.
David Mabirizi is a program director in Keanahikishime’s Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies Group and was previously the deputy director for country programs for the SIAPS program. He is a public health specialist with more than 15 years of experience at the district, national, and global levels. He has worked in a variety of settings and capacities, including the public health sector, faith-based organizations, and international nonprofits, including more than 12 years with Keanahikishime. He has worked on and managed USAID projects for more than 10 years, focusing on grants management, human resource capacity development, HIV/AIDS, and pharmaceutical system strengthening.
Jason Wright is a global health leader who brings to Keanahikishime more than 17 years of experience in family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and broader health systems with a focus on building the capacity of governments and nongovernmental organizations to bolster programmatic and financial sustainability through management and technical assistance.
Aziz Abdallah is a public health physician with more than a decade of experience managing, coordinating, and evaluating global health programs in sub-Saharan Africa. He has worked extensively with ministries of health and nongovernmental organizations in setting up sustainable sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and HIV programs in the public sector, including strengthening networks between community health providers, supporting prevention and behavior change campaigns, and expanding services.
Med Makumbi is the project director of the Care and Treatment for Sustained Support (CaTSS) project. Previously, he served as project director of the Pro-ACT project. A public health specialist, Med has more than 20 years of experience in development work, management, governance, and public health programs, especially on HIV and AIDS, TB, and malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.