Tata Chanturidze, health systems governance and financing expert, is a principal consultant at Oxford Policy Management. In this interview, Tata uses lessons from her native Georgia, a country that has made noticeable progress in terms of economic development and millennium development objectives, to explain how, when, and why Georgia learned from the evidence accumulated globally and incorporated it into health sector reforms.
Tata Chanturidze is a Principal consultant in health policy and financing at OPM. Being a Medical doctor, with an MPH from Emory University, USA, she brings 17 years’ experience in health sector reforms in Post-Soviet countries and East Europe. She has extensive experience in policy and strategic planning, health financing and service purchasing, programme design, implementation, QA, monitoring and evaluation, as well as in health network reorganization and master planning, and health systems performance assessment. She comes with extensive experience of working with government, aid community, and private sectors.
In 2006-2007 Tata was a Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs (MoLHSA) in Georgia.
Experience includes managing and technically contributing to “Development and institutional sustainability of health policy analysis, provider payment system and strengthening single payer capacity”, Kazakhstan (WB; 2014-2015); “The Health Financing and Service Purchasing project, Kazakhstan (WB; 2010-2013); ”The Primary Health Care support program, Georgia” (DFID; 2003-2008); “Development of the Primary Care Strategy, Romania“ (WB, 2011-2012); Evaluation of the GF supported HIV Program, Georgia (GF; 2012);. She is a lead author for Georgia Health Systems Assessment (Health systems in Transition), commissioned by the WHO/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2007-2008). Since July 2012 she has a technical lead role to the DFID supported PEAKS program for Health, Nutrition, and Education, where she leads the preparation of technical and financial proposals for more than 60 call downs/projects (2012-2016). She is also a technical lead for TASRI, supported by the world Bank, providing technical assistance to the WB TTLs in Results based financing.