Pieter de Ruijter has more than 30 years of experience in health care technology systems development, specialising in the design and development of planning and management software, and the development of computerised management and planning tools. He has worked across Africa and Asia and focusses on developing technology that functions with a minimum carbon footprint, being low on energy usage and affordable to low- and middle income countries, keeping in mind a needs-based and context appropriate approach in his developments.

Pieter has been extensively involved in the design and development of the software tool, Planning and Management of Assets in Health Services. He introduced this tool in Malawi for a European Union-funded initiative with the Ministry of Health, and it has also been tested in Kenya, Uganda, Nepal, and Nigeria. Pieter has worked on a programme to strengthen routine immunisation and maternal, newborn and child health programmes in Northern Nigeria. He provided assessment and contracting of building rehabilitation, assessment of health care technology inventory, and developed training material for medical equipment maintenance and solar refrigeration equipment. As a Partner and the Head of Healthcare Technology Management at Health Partners International, he is responsible for health infrastructure, medical equipment and ICT solutions. Heading the ICT team, they developed an innovative hard and software solution based on open source software, to provide health training institutes continuous access to an open source electronic learning system (ELS). The ELS solution has recently been implemented in 11 schools in Northern Nigeria for the Women 4 Health (W4H) project. Before working with Health Partners International, Pieter was the Senior Technical Advisor for the Essential Drug Management Programme in the Engineering Department, Uganda.



Susan Scribner

Susan Scribner leads the Preparedness and Response project (P&R). P&R works in 16 countries in East Africa, West Africa, and Southeast Asia to support multisectoral collaboration through National One Health Platforms.

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