Lead Health Specialist
Patrick Osewe is a Global Lead, Healthy Societies, and Lead Health Specialist providing technical assistance and operational support to World Bank teams and the global health community to address public health challenges including health and climate change, pandemic preparedness, non-communicable diseases and cross sectoral collaboration. In the past couple of years, he has worked closely with the Ministers of Health, Minerals and Labor in southern Africa, the Stop TB Partnership, DFID, Global Fund and other development partners to address the challenges of TB in the mining sector in southern Africa, and has provided support to World Bank operations in the three sectors. Before relocating to South Africa, he was a Senior Health Specialist with the World Bank Institute where he played a leading role in managing a global program on behalf of the World Bank, UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO, UNESCO and ILO that helped to build the capacity of senior policy makers and technical staff from client countries on how to develop results based national health strategies and operational plans. He also led an effort to build the capacity of World Bank staff and clients on the use of results based methodologies - especially the Rapid Results Approach – to strengthen World Bank operations and accelerate service provision in middle and low income countries. Before joining the World Bank, he worked as a Senior Health Advisor for USAID responsible for Southern Africa, serving as the principal USAID technical officer and technical expert for all matters related to U.S. Government health programming, policy, implementation and strategy. He has also served as a Senior Medical Epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He holds a Medical Degree and a Masters in Public Health.