Technical
Assistance

We work alongside Ministries of Health and technical partners to build and implement world class health services, increase organizational capacity, and improve efficiency. As a trusted partner, we are working with policy makers to build resilient heath systems that secure access to lifesaving innovations.

Sector Expertise

Design and planning

Supporting the design, planning, and scaling of system-wide solutions to fortify the innovation and product delivery ecosystem.

Strategy and Implementation

Working alongside key partners, we pioneer transformative strategies and support implementation of activities that advance health priorities on the continent.

Organizational Development

Collaborating closely with key partners, we lead the way in developing transformative strategies and driving the implementation of healthcare initiatives.

What we do

Capacity and Systems Building

Deploying specialized expertise to public sector healthcare agencies, we actively support the design, planning, and scaling of system-wide solutions to fortify the innovation and product delivery ecosystem. Our pool of experts are specialists in critical domains essential for a well-functioning health system, including:

  • Regulation of medical products.
  • Supply chain and distribution optimization  
  • Manufacturing of small and large molecules, diagnostics, and other medical products
  • Health information and data systems improvement
  • Laboratory improvement and network optimization
  • Health workforce planning
  • Life science partnerships

Resource mobilization

Achieving universal health coverage requires strategic health financing interventions that both mobilize new resources and optimize existing ones efficiently, equitably, and accountably. We collaborate with national and state-level health authorities, assisting in identifying and addressing resource allocation gaps with a focus on achieving self-sufficiency.

Policy and Governance

Operating at the nexus of policy actors, non-health entities, and civil society, we work to mobilize high-level political commitments around a shared vision. Our role includes supporting public health authorities' leadership, enhancing stewardship of the national response. Our support ranges from formulating national commitments and policy goals to developing country strategies, accountability mechanisms/structures, and fostering effective policy dialogues with other sectors. One of the way we do this is by bringing together diverse actors and perspectives, and curating dialogues that surface hard truths and daring ideas to transform the status of healthcare on the African continent.

Programmatic Excellence

In collaboration with public sector agencies, we specialize in revitalizing strategies, adapting to trends, and expanding into new areas. Our expertise encompasses crafting comprehensive strategies for new programs, conducting root cause analyses, and ensuring the efficient launch and implementation of initiatives. From shaping theories of change to providing operational support, we ensure the success of programs in diverse landscapes.

Data and Evidence

We specialize in transforming data challenges into actionable insights for organizations, facilitating informed decision-making and continuous improvement. Through collaborative efforts, we optimize data streams to deliver timely, relevant insights without disrupting existing processes. Our tailored solutions enhance data generation speed, quality, and cost-effectiveness, while clear visualization techniques ensure strategic clarity for decision-makers. Additionally, our evaluation services provide transparent, robust judgments on effectiveness and impact, guiding program strategies and resource allocation. From project-level to global portfolio evaluations, our evaluation services provide transparent, robust judgments on effectiveness and impact, guiding program strategies and resource allocation.

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Featured Experts

Azhee Akinrin

Principal, Global Health

Azhee Akinrin

Principal, Global Health

Azhee is a specialist in data and information collection and provides analysis to advise on top market entry recommendations for new diagnostics. She brings more than 16 years of global health experience which has been fuelled by her resolve to facilitate equitable access to life-saving medicines and technologies to alleviate preventable deaths and diseases. Prior to this, she evaluated procurement and supply chain management of the Global Fund’s investments as an LFA PSM expert in Nigeria. At the Clinton Health Access Initiative, she tackled bottlenecks to commodities and services access in Nigeria, and similarly, provided market shaping and technical writing for the Global Drug Facility. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Azhee Akinrin

Marlene Musengi

Senior Specialist, Pharmaceutical Development and Access

Marlene Musengi

Senior Specialist, Pharmaceutical Development and Access

Marlene Musengi serves as a Senior Specialist for Pharmaceutical Development and Access. She is a focal team member for pharmaceutical access and local manufacturing initiatives. She provides expertise across the supply chain from her experience in procurement and sourcing, as well as distribution of pharmaceuticals in both the public and private sectors. Marlene has over a decade’s experience in the pharmaceutical sector. She served as Chief Buyer for NatPharm, Zimbabwe’s central medical stores and the mandated procurement agency for the Ministry of Health and Child Care, where she managed multi-million-dollar procurements of critical commodities, including antiretroviral medicines. Marlene also ha private sector experience in the product pipeline development and product introduction and distribution in Zimbabwe and the SADC region.

Marlene Musengi

Newton Runyowa

Principal, Diagnostics & Laboratory Services

Newton Runyowa

Principal, Diagnostics & Laboratory Services

Newton contributes to the development of market strategies to promote health accessibility. He is a specialist in the optimization, adoption and utilization of safe, cost-effective and efficient diagnostic technologies in Africa. Prior to this, Newton was a Senior Technical Advisor at Bummhi, a Laboratory Specialist at the Center for International Health and Biosecurity, and a Consultant with EnCompass LLC in Zimbabwe. He started his career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and a Logistics Specialist at the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and the Ministry of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe. Newton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Zimbabwe, a Master’s degree in Philosophy in Development Practice from the University of Pretoria, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Procurement Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Salford University.

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Azhee Akinrin
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Azhee Akinrin

Principal, Global Health

Azhee Akinrin
Christian Whiteboy
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Christian Whiteboy

Consultant, Manufacturing and Production

Christian Whiteboy
Courage Matiza
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Courage Matiza

Manager, Policy and Public Affairs

Courage Matiza
Dr Sonia Osi
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Dr Sonia Osi

Senior Associate

Dr Sonia Osi
Judy Wangari
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Judy Wangari

Head of Finance and Client Operations

Judy Wangari
Kareem Adeniji
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Kareem Adeniji

Consultant

Kareem Adeniji
Kudzai Makomva
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Kudzai Makomva

Managing Partner

Kudzai Makomva
Kundai Moyo
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Kundai Moyo

Laboratory Systems and Diagnostic Specialist

Kundai Moyo
Loice Kikwai
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Loice Kikwai

Regulatory Affairs Lead

Loice Kikwai
Marlene Musengi
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Marlene Musengi

Senior Specialist, Pharmaceutical Development and Access

Marlene Musengi
Nancy Njoku-Attah
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Nancy Njoku-Attah

Manager, Commercial Life Science

Nancy Njoku-Attah
Newton Runyowa
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Newton Runyowa

Principal, Diagnostics & Laboratory Services

Newton Runyowa
Olawale Ajose
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Olawale Ajose

Managing Partner

Olawale Ajose
Pam Pillay
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Pam Pillay

Principal, Life Sciences

Pam Pillay
Sarah Achola Muthuri
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Sarah Achola Muthuri

Advisor, Regulatory Affairs

Sarah Achola Muthuri
Tendai Mvuvu
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Tendai Mvuvu

Consultant, Research and Analytics

Tendai Mvuvu
Thierry Sonkoue
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Thierry Sonkoue

Senior Specialist, Diagnostic and Medical Device Access

Thierry Sonkoue
Zipporah Bundi
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Zipporah Bundi

Senior Specialist, Diagnostic and Medical Device Access

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