Jeffrey Mecaskey has more than 35 years of experience in health and political economics, health policy, and management. He is the Team Leader for the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program (TDDAP), which works in six countries to strengthen health systems and institutions to deliver better health security and improve disease preparedness and response. Jeff was perviously the Senior Advisor to EU-SIGN, strengthening health sector governance in Nigeria, and a Senior Advisor to a programme developing costed national nutrition strategies across a range of countries. He has led a range of major research initiatives and programmes related to results-based financing, global health security, and the role of nonstate actors in global health. From 2009 to 2013, Jeff was the Managing Director of Health Partners International, and before this he served as the Head of Health for Save the Children UK, where he oversaw the organisation’s health and HIV portfolios. He was also the Vice President of Axios International and from 1998 to 2004 and founding Vice President of the International Trachoma Initiative. Jeff has consulted and worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.



Amethyst Gillis

Drawing on a professional background that combines laboratory-based research and global health, Amethyst supports DAI’s Fleming Fund grant activities, which build the institutional and diagnostic capacity of laboratories and other organizations to perform surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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