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Hyeladzira Garnvwa is a health specialist with over eight years of experience in promoting quality and equitable access to the delivery of Primary Health Care through developing strategic documents and using evidence to shape national policy. Prior to joining ThinkWell, Hyeladzira worked in Nigeria’s National Agency for Primary Health Care implementing results-based financing approaches in health. She has provided technical assistance on the design, implementation and monitoring of guidelines for Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) under the National Health Act (NHAct 2014), which provides a legal framework for the provision of health care services to all Nigerians. Hyeladzira is passionate about finding innovative ways of integrating evidence-based research into the country’s health policy, to optimize value for health investments. She is Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Program at George Washington University, DC.

Hyeladzira joins as Senior Advisor to help establish and manage ThinkWell’s portfolio in Nigeria. As SA, she will be working on implementing the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States together with Ritu Kumar and Meaghan Koudelka.

She currently lives in Abuja with her husband, son and 2 adopted kids.

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countries visited (and counting!)

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older siblings

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foster kids

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awesome son

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