Dominic S. Haazen is a Lead Health Policy Specialist with the Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice, where he is responsible for managing and providing technical expertise in a number of countries, including currently in Gabon, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Tanzania, Malawi, Kosovo, Macedonia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Tamil Nadu, India. He is an expert in the areas of emergency medical services, health information systems/digital health, health financing, and health system management. He has worked in over 60 developing countries, primarily in the Europe and Central Asia and Africa regions, but has also worked in the Middle East/North Africa and South Asia regions. He has had field assignments in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2008-2011), and Riga, Latvia (2002-2004).
Prior to joining the Bank in 1998, he worked as a private consultant in the areas of health financing, health planning, and operational reviews of health providers, and held senior positions in the British Columbia (Canada) Ministry of Health, including CFO/CIO of the division responsible for funding hospitals and long-term care, and CEO of the British Columbia Ambulance Service (a province-wide emergency medical services provider). He holds B.Sc. (Mathematics/Computer Science) and Masters in Public Administration degrees and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada).