Program Director, currently working in USA
Nirmala is a health systems specialist with over 15 years of experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She has worked on a range of health financing and health systems strengthening projects, including leading a research initiative to measure development assistance for health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; managing a technical assistance program at Abt Associates to assist country governments measure and analyze health spending; and coordinating a multi-partner initiative to link the delivery of primary care services through franchised private providers with government health insurance in Kenya.
Nirmala joined ThinkWell in 2018 to lead a project to improve financing for primary healthcare services. She has a PhD in political science from Harvard University, but picked a career in global health over psephology.
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