[Kampala—Sept. 29th, 2020] Living Goods—a non-profit leader in strengthening and digitally-enabling community health programs—is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Namayanja as its newest Uganda Country Director. Christine will take the helm at a time of unique challenges and opportunities, as Living Goods works to ensure the continuity of essential primary health services at the last mile, while supporting disease mitigation efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are thrilled that Christine is joining our growing organisation. She brings to the position deep strategic experience as a leader who has managed numerous complex programs and maintains strong relationships with government and partners, alongside solid expertise in strategic health financing, family planning, and other priority areas for us organizationally,” said Liz Jarman, Living Goods’ CEO.
Christine is a seasoned leader and joins the Living Goods team with more than two decades of senior-level experience. Before joining Living Goods, she worked for Abt Associates as the Chief of Party for the five-year USAID-funded Voucher Plus Activity. Prior to that, she worked with Marie Stopes Uganda for more than 16 years. She also held a range of consultancies working in Zambia, Namibia and other countries on the continent.
“I’m excited to join Living Goods during such a significant time. The organization has done tremendous work in supporting the ministry of health (MoH) to deliver impactful reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health services at the community level,” Christine said, adding that, “I am especially eager to work with such a dynamic team of staff to advance the use of game-changing technology to deliver effective health services to mothers and children, and to help save lives during this pandemic.”
Namayanja begins her tenure on October 1st and replaces Emilie Chambert who served in various positions over the last six years, building Living Goods’ visibility and credibility as a key health system strengthening partner to the Government. She built internal systems and spearheaded the expansion of the organisation’s reach—from 300 CHWs to 4,300+ CHWs in 20 districts. Chambert is taking up the role of Regional Director of New Country Expansion, leading a team focused on developing Living Goods’ support to MoHs in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and other countries of exploration.
About Living Goods
Living Goods is a non-profit organisation that saves lives at scale by supporting digitally empowered community health workers (CHWs) who deliver care on call—making it easy for families in need to get the care they need. Beginning its operations in Uganda in 2007 and expanding into Kenya in 2015, Living Goods works with governments and partners to ensure community health workers have access to the digital technology, medical treatments, supervision and compensation to cost-effectively deliver high quality, impactful health services. The organisation currently has operations in 20 districts in Uganda. At the end of 2019, Living Goods was supporting more than 10,000 CHWs in Kenya and Uganda to deliver care to more than 8 million people. Learn more at www.livinggoods.org
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