Jérémie Zoungrana

Jérémie Zoungrana

Director, Nigeria

Jérémie Zoungrana leads the foundation’s Nigeria office in Abuja, which works with the Nigerian government and other partners to improve health and development outcomes across the country.

A health sociologist and program management specialist, Jérémie has more than two decades of experience leading large, complex public- and private-sector efforts in family planning; reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV prevention and treatment; and community health across sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining the foundation, he had a long and multifaceted career with Jhpiego, a nonprofit leader in transformative health care solutions for the developing world. His roles there included country director in Tanzania, which included managing about $75 million in program funding and more than 600 staff. He also served as Jhpiego’s country director in Burkina Faso and Rwanda and as a program manager in Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Togo focused on maternal and newborn care.

Earlier, Jérémie served as chief of party for the International Medical Corps, was a social worker in charge of child protection and family promotion under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Burkina Faso, and worked on mental health programs for Handicap International in Burkina Faso.

Originally from Burkina Faso, Jérémie holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Ouagadougou and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in business research from Monarch Business School Switzerland.

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