Dr Lennie Bazira Igbodipe-Kyomuhangi Interim CEO (Amref Health Africa) AMREF

Dr Lennie Bazira Igbodipe-Kyomuhangi Interim CEO (Amref Health Africa) AMREF

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Dr Lennie Bazira Igbodipe-Kyomuhangi is Amref Health Africa’s Country Director for Kenya. She is a health economist with a Masters Degree in Health Economics, post-graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, post-graduate Diploma in Health Systems Management and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree.

She has working experience of more than 20 years within the sub-Saharan Africa health sector in areas such as health and HIV technical knowledge, programme management and leadership, as well as health care financing. Her work experience spans various disciplines including Ministry of Health, USG/PEPFAR-supported projects, multi-country coordination, health care financing, HIV and AIDS care, research, programming and consultation.

As Country Director, Lennie provides overall leadership and management of the Amref Health Africa in Kenya country programme, overseeing an annual budget of more than US$40m and staff strength of more than 400. She sits on various boards and technical working groups for policy influencing within the public and private health sectors in Kenya.

Her prior job experience includes work assignments with Abt Associates, Catholic Relief Services, AIDSRelief and IDASA. At Abt Associates, Lennie was Senior Associate for International Health on the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS2) project in Nigeria as the Deputy National Programme Manager, responsible for project strategic planning and donor and host government coordination. She also assisted the National Programme Manager in overseeing overall project management, operations and financial management for an annual budget of $25m.

Under Catholic Relief Services Lennie worked as Deputy Chief of Party/ART Coordinator and later as Chief of Party for the AIDSRelief/PEPFAR programme in Nigeria. She successfully wrote proposals and won funding to the tune of $21m for HIV/AIDS services in Year 4 and $30m in Year 5. She was responsible for representation with the USG team in Nigeria and was the main contact person for AIDSRelief with CDC Nigeria, church partners, local partners and the Government of Nigeria.

While working with the AIDS Budget Unit of IDASA in South Africa, Lennie managed an HIV/AIDS resource-tracking project in seven countries – South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. She also worked for the University of Maryland as the Associate Country Director for UMSOM-IHV Rwanda, managing all University of Maryland projects (PEPFAR and Saddleback) projects in the country. She also served on the health care financing technical working group for Rwanda’s Ministry of Health and was part of the team that drafted the country’s health care financing policy.

As a healthcare cost economist, Lennie has been involved in various research studies including costing of ART services in Uganda and Senegal; costing of home-based care services in Uganda and feasibility for an ART insurance fund for civil servants in Uganda.

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