Office of Global and Community Health Seminar Series: ​Health Systems Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Barriers


Monday, May 2, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Office of Global and Community Health Seminar Series
Health Systems Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Barriers
Presented by:

Kelechi Onyewuchi Ohiri, MD, MPH, MS


HSPH Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow


Chief Executive Officer, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

Monday, May 2, 2022
12:00-1:00PM EDT
Speaker Bio:
Dr. Kelechi Ohiri is the Chief Executive Officer of the HSDF, a Healthcare Advisory Firm and a Visiting Scientist at Harvard University. He is also the Founder of the Healthcare Leadership Academy and Partner at Flint Atlantic — an Africa-focused Social Impact Investment Firm.
He previously served as the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance as well as two Ministers of Health in Nigeria. Prior to this, he was an Engagement Manager with the London Office of McKinsey and Company, where he served clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also worked with the World Bank Group in Washington DC, having joined through the Young Professionals Programme. His focus was on Social Protection and strengthening Health Systems in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Dr. Ohiri has written policy papers, peer-reviewed publications, and co-authored books on Health systems. He has served on expert advisory committees for the Institute of Medicine, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Bank, the Global Fund, and the World Health Organization. He served on the Board of the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and was an Adviser to AMREF’s Innovate for Life Initiative supporting healthcare innovators across Africa. He is currently a member of the Program and Policy Committee of the GAVI Board.
Dr. Ohiri earned a medical degree from the University of Lagos. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree and a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management, both from Harvard University. He is a Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.