Dr Kalimba currently serves as the deputy Chief Executive Officer for King Faisal Hospital Kigali, a tertiary specialized and teaching hospital in Rwanda. He also holds a senior lecturer position at the faculty of medicine department of pediatrics at the University of Rwanda. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery degree from University of Rwanda, and Master of medicine in Pediatric and Child Health from University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is subspecialized in pediatric pulmonology and concurrently runs the pulmonology clinical service alongside his administrative responsibilities. He is also passionate about hospital management and quality in healthcare delivery and pursuing a MBA in healthcare. He led the team in 2019 that got King Faisal Hospital a 4-year COHSASA accreditation as the acting CEO at the time.
Dr. Eckhard Kleinau is a global development expert with over 30 years experience in strengthening health systems and the health workforce through innovative approaches and technologies and reliance on evidence from monitoring, evaluation and implementation research. He works for University Research Co. (URC) as Director of Research and Evaluation on USAID’s Human Resources for Health (HRH2030) Program. A recognized leader, Dr. Kleinau has extensive experience working with national and international organizations including WHO, UNICEF, USAID, DFID, and NGOs to build consensus around integrating health and environmental conservation programs and to standardize and harmonize health metrics at a global level. Dr. Kleinau is a physician with doctoral and master’s degrees in Health Policy and Management and Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University.
Nicole Spieker is Director of Quality and East Africa Director at PharmAccess Group. As Director Quality, she is responsible for managing SafeCare, a set of ISQua accredited clinical quality standards and (digital) improvement processes for healthcare providers. The program is operational in over 2500 facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
As Director East Africa she is responsible for overseeing the innovation agenda of PharmAccess in East Africa. Her core competencies center on her ability to develop and operationalize new innovative programs that help improve the quality of care in sub-Saharan health systems. Prior PharmAccess, Nicole Spieker was Director of clinical support services at the Aga Khan Health Services, Tanzania and assistant professor at Aga Khan University. She holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Jacqui Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (COHSASA). She has worked in the public and private health care sectors in South Africa and England. She is passionate about building capacity in improvement in healthcare facilities, especially in low- middle income countries. Jacqui has a Master of Professional Studies, Health from Middlesex University, London. She was a member of the South African National Lancet Commission on High Quality Health Systems. In 2019 Jacqui was elected to the International Academy of Quality & Safety in Health Care (IAQS). She is an ISQua Expert and serves on the Accreditation Council of the ISQua External Evaluation Association. She served on the ISQua Board from 2017 to 2020.