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Zana Somda
Consultant-Health economics and financing , International non-profit
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Bilingual (French, English) applied economist with over 20 years of experience in health systems strengthening and agricultural development; extensive experience living and working in a team leadership capacity in sub-Sahara Africa; willing and available immediately for Headquarters or overseas assignments in the areas of health financing and policy development and implementation.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
I possess 25 years of combined experience in agricultural and public health program management, monitoring, evaluation and research. Have served in a various USAID and DFID project teams, providing technical assistance, analytical expertise, and coordination support for development and implementation of health systems strengthening activities. Highly skilled at performing health economic and financing analyses to inform affordability and sustainability of national priority diseases surveillance systems, including reproductive, maternal and child health (RMCH), family planning (FP), and HIV/AIDS programs. Have fulfilled short-term and long-term assignments in many countries in Africa, including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Ghana, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Have shown a versatile set of skills and experiences in strategic planning and collaboration, capacity building and development, knowledge sharing and application to evidence-based health policies and operational plans. Fluent in French and English and work effectively in varied professional and cross-cultural team environment.
PhD in both applied economics and horticulture with a postgraduate training in health economics and a MS degree in environmental economics and natural resources management
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
    Burkina Faso , United States
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