Andrew Kyambadde to lead Health Systems Strengthening on Act | East

18 Mar 2024
Photo of Andrew Kyambadde, new Health Systems Strengthening Lead

The USAID Act to End NTDs | East program, led by RTI International, is pleased to announce Mr. Andrew Kyambadde as the Health Systems Strengthening Lead on the program. In this role, Mr. Kyambadde will lead Act | East’s support to health ministries to advance sustainability in the delivery of NTD services, providing targeted technical support to strengthen ownership and leadership, as well as integrating and mainstreaming of NTD services within national and subnational policy, planning, and budgeting. 

Mr. Kyambadde joined RTI International in 2022 as a Senior Health System Strengthening Specialist and will now serve as lead for the program. This follows the recent retirement of Richard Killian, previous HSS Lead on the program. 

Andrew is a global leader in health systems strengthening, bringing vast expertise and experience that will be essential to support governments in advancing their sustainability goals. He brings decades of experience in the integration of health services from various sectors in Uganda and globally, which will be invaluable as we work with governments to shape their sustainability journey for NTDs, said Lisa Rotondo, Act | East Program Director and Senior Director for Malaria and NTDs at RTI International.

In his previous roles, Mr. Kyambadde has worked on HIV/AIDs, private health sector engagement, health education, and health systems strengthening. He spent more than two decades supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development in Uganda. He has provided technical assistance across several African countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique, as well as other regions such Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Mr. Kyambadde has contributed to various global and USAID technical working group bodies covering HIV/TB, family planning, neglected tropical diseases, maternal child health, health systems strengthening, private health sector engagement, and government-to-government initiatives. He has contributed to leading scientific journals and disseminated his research in various local and international fora, on topics related to health systems strengthening, targeting the improvement of service access to young people, and private health sector assessments.