Event: Voices from the Field

Event: Voices from the Field

Supporting Health Workers Throughout the HRH Life Cycle

June 7, 2018 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. EDT | Chemonics, 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC



An accessible, acceptable, and available health workforce is a critical component in meeting global health goals. From community health workers in rural areas to nurses and midwives at district hospitals to managers at the central level, the health workforce is the primary link to the health system for individuals, families, and communities.

How can we support health workers throughout the human resources for health (HRH) life cycle to ensure that they have the skills, motivation, resources, and opportunities needed to improve health outcomes?

You’re Invited!

Please join USAID’s HRH2030 program and six of its country leaders as they reflect on approaches and interventions to support health workers throughout the HRH life cycle – from pre-service education to the time they exit the health system and everything in between.


9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 Welcome
9:35 Opening Remarks (Kelly Saldaña, Director, USAID Office of Health Systems)
9:40 The HRH2030 Life Cycle
9:45 Panel Discussion | In the Beginning: Health Workforce Education, Planning, and Policymaking
10:35 Panel Discussion | Enabling Success: Boosting Health Worker Performance, Productivity, and Motivation
11:25 Closing Remarks

Featured Speakers

Marilyn Lorenzo | Director, HRH2030 Philippines

Dr. Marilyn Lorenzo recently retired from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila where she was a professor and founding chair of the masters of health policy studies (MAHPS) program committee. She taught courses in MAHPS, the masters in hospital administration, and masters in public health programs. She was founding director of the Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies of the National Institutes of Health, where she led research and policy development work. She is currently a chair of the technical committee on nursing education at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and continues to do policy research and analysis work with the UP Manila Policy Hub, College of Public Health and School for Health Sciences.

Grace Namaganda | Director, HRH2030 Malawi

Dr. Grace Namaganda is an HRH specialist with more than 12 years of experience building the capacities of individuals and institutions in HRH. She has served at the senior management level implementing a variety of health programs for international development organizations, including USAID, World Bank, and Cordaid. Dr. Namaganda served as technical advisor to the World Health Organization in the development of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need methodology. She has also supported the ministries of health in Uganda, Rwanda, Swaziland, and Namibia in HRH policy and advocacy; HRH strategic planning, development, and implementation; human resource information system customization and use for decision-making; health worker recruitment and deployment; and rolling out performance management initiatives. She holds an M.Sc. in health services management from Uganda Martyrs University and a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from Makerere University.

Isaiah Ndong | Director, HRH2030 Senegal

Dr. Isaiah Ndong has more than 35 years of experience as a clinician, team leader, health program developer, technical advisor, and manager — including strengthening of health services delivery systems, family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and local systems capacity and human resources capacity development. Dr. Ndong has an in-depth knowledge of USAID and other donor regulations, policies, and contractual requirements, as well as country and global strategies, objectives, and result frameworks. Dr. Ndong lived and worked in Africa over several decades and traveled extensively on short-term assignments to several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He holds an M.D. and an M.P.H in public health.

Kesaobaka Dikgole | Senior Quality Improvement Adviser, HRH2030 Botswana

Kesaobaka Dikgole joins HRH2030 as a senior quality improvement advisor while also serving as a country representative for the University Research Co. (URC). She oversees the technical team to design, test, and evaluate care innovations to improve patient-centered HIV care as part of PEPFAR efforts to control the AIDS epidemic in Botswana. Prior to joining HRH2030, Ms. Dikgole led URC’s improvement work under USAID’s ASSIST (Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems) project and worked in a range of research and strategic information functions for government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other organizations. She holds degrees in global public health and policy and information technology, as well as several certifications in quality improvement and program management.

Houleymata N’Diaye | Director, HRH2030 Mali

Dr. Houleymata N’Diaye has more than 25 years of experience in program management in maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, child protection, education, microfinance, democratic governance, and nutrition, in addition to regional, national, and international strategic policy and advocacy. She is a member of the national technical committees on reproductive health, family planning, and nutrition; was recently nominated as nutrition champion for the scaling up nutrition movement; and is highly recognized by USAID/Mali for her leadership in health and nutrition in the West Africa region. She holds a medical degree from the State Institute of Medical Sciences of Krasnodar (Russia).

Edward Chappy | Director, HRH2030 Jordan

Edward Chappy is a healthcare quality improvement and accreditation specialist with 35 years of experience as a chief of party, CEO, chief operating officer, and chief nursing officer. He is currently the project director of USAID’s HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health in 2030) activity in Jordan and previously served as the chief of party on the USAID-funded Jordan Health Care Accreditation Project. Mr. Chappy has worked as a senior hospital executive and consultant in the United States, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Turkey, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Jordan. Mr. Chappy is completing his doctorate of health administration from the University of Phoenix, and has a Master’s degree in public administration focusing on healthcare administration as well as a B.A. in psychology from Roosevelt University.