Jean Kagubare

Jean Kagubare

Deputy Director, Primary Health Care

Dr. Jean Kagubare oversees a grant portfolio that focuses on research, analysis, and technical assistance to improve primary health care through health systems strengthening.

Jean has more than 30 years of experience in clinical and public health, with a particular focus on the planning and management of public health programs in developing countries. Before joining the foundation in 2017, he was the global technical lead for health care financing at Management Sciences for Health, where he provided technical expertise on the design and implementation of results-based financing programs and community health insurance schemes.

In Rwanda, Jean held senior management positions and served as the director of the national HIV/AIDS program; was coordinator of the World Bank Health and Population Project; served as director general of the King Faisal National Referral Hospital; was director of the Health Planning Directorate; and served as chair of the Management and Economics Department at the University of Rwanda School of Public Health. He also worked as a medical officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgium, South Africa, and Rwanda.

Jean holds an M.D. from the University of Kinshasa, an M.P.H. from the University of Brussels, and a Ph.D. in health systems from Johns Hopkins University.

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