Dr. Rodion Kraus’ areas of expertise include programme management, policy development and reform, and human resources planning and management. Before becoming the Managing Director of Health Partners International, he was the Deputy National Programme Manager for the Women for Health Nigeria programme, which aims to train 6,000 female health workers in rural parts of Northern Nigeria. Rodion was also the Deputy National Programme Manager for Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria, Maternal Newborn and Child Health Initiative and the Team Leader for the Hospital Reform component of the Reducing Child Morbidity and Strengthening Health Care Systems Programme in Malawi. Rodion established and managed Health Partners Southern Africa, a health consulting organisation providing advisory services in human resources for health, planning, and management. He facilitated the rationalisation of hospital and district health services in South Africa between 1995 and 2002 by playing a key role in developing and implementing national affordability guidelines for staffing of health services to improve equity and efficiency. Prior to this he was a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Health pre and post-independence in Namibia.

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