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Edgar Lusaya

Country Project Director, Tanzania

Edgar Lusaya is a Tanzanian public health specialist with more than 10 years of experience working for donor-funded health projects in Tanzania (USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Women Health Project, and PharmAccess) in progressively responsible positions across the entire Ministry of Health structure, including the national, zonal, regional, and district-level private and public sectors in the areas of family planning; malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health; cervical cancer; and quality management. Dr. Lusaya has worked for both local and international organizations, including the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania; Population Services International; and Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lusaya’s previous assignment was with Jhpiego Tanzania as the Quality and Performance Improvement Advisor, where he supported the USAID Boresha Afya Project—a consortium of three implementing partners (Jhpiego, PATH, and Engender Health)—by leading quality programming for maternal and newborn health, malaria, and family planning for the seven lake and western zone regions of Tanzania. He holds an MD from the University of Dar es Salaam and an MPH from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Health Sciences. He speaks Kiswahili and English.