MIT Sloan School of Management
In order to effectively manage health systems and improve population health, it is essential that decision makers objectively benchmark and track progress; assess performance and institute timely corrective action as required. I firmly believe that this is even more important in low and middle income countries where resources are scarce.
Education and experience:
Tom Achoki, is Director of African Initiatives and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He has over twelve years’ progressive experience in population health research, program management and technical advisory roles at country, regional, and global levels.
He has served in technical and leadership positions in both the public and private sector organizations where he has successfully delivered complex population health projects. His career trajectory has seen him live and work in various countries, including Kenya, South Sudan, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Switzerland, Botswana and currently in the United States.
Dr. Achoki, is a medical doctor and has specialized in public health and tropical medicine from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He has also completed a PhD from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands and a two-year Post-Graduate Fellowship at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Former PhD project:
Revisiting the Health System Performance Assessment in Africa.
Team members and other people involved:
Dr. Anke Hövels, Dr. Geert Frederix, Yohannes Kinfu, at University of Canberra, Prof. Dr. Bert Leufkens.