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Laurence Toe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Heath Education and Promotion from Georgia Southern University, GA. Laurence is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health. She previously held an internship with the CDC and performed administration work before joining ThinkWell as a project management intern.

In her current role, Laurence assists the Burkina Faso Country Director in determining the problems community-based health workers face in the country.

Laurence holds an interpreting certification.

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visited countries (and counting)

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younger siblings

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gorgeous daughter

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dogs

Manli Astrid Raïssa was previously an investigator and transcriber for a monitoring and evaluation project.

At ThinkWell, Astrid  is an Associate Analyst, providing technical assistance and analytical and operational support for the organization’s projects in-country.

Astrid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management and a Master’s degree in Economic Intelligence and International Development. She resides in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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languages fluently spoken, including French and Moore

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countries visited

Marie-Jeanne Offosse N’Gbesso joins the ThinkWell team as Burkina Faso’s country director from a stellar career in Africa and the Caribbean with the World Bank, Abt Associates, and Crown Agents. She spent the last few years in southern Africa leading a result-based financing program. She is back in West Africa, her region of origin to lead the next phase of ThinkWell’s support to Burkina Faso. She is fluent in English and French.

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countries visited (and counting!)

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continents visited

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mountains climbed

Kadidia Dissa Boro specializes in administration and financing of health services. Prior to joining ThinkWell, Kadidia worked mainly for the Burkinabé Ministry of Health since 2011. The experiences she acquired in the Ministry of Health’s departments and at Burkina Faso’s national health insurance fund have enabled her to build a solid knowledge of universal health coverage, universal health insurance, and health information systems. At ThinkWell, she is a data analyst for the Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) project. She holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the National School of Administration and Judiciary in Burkina Faso.

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Languages spoken fluently: French and Dioula

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Children

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After studying economics-management with a specialization in accounting and finance, Ismael Ouedraogo first worked in an audit firm, but his interest in development led him to several development NGOs. He has dabbled in everything from logistics to accounting to human resource management. He has now acquired the necessary knowledge to be a good office manager. At ThinkWell, he is an operations specialist in Burkina Faso. He has two masters, one in economics for the management of companies and organizations and the other in law, economics, and international management.

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pets: one dog and four guinea pigs

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languages spoken: French, English, Mooré, and Dioula

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countries visited

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