Ms. Joyce Kyalo is a skilled and well experienced Health Systems Strengthening specialist focusing on programme delivery using systems perspective. She has provided technical assistance to governments, particularly Ministries of Health (MoHs) on health policy formulation, planning, budgeting, monitoring, review and learning. Her technical and managerial roles for over the last 20 years have provided her with an in-depth understanding of the health systems challenges faced in low- and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, enabling her to design and manage broad-impact public and private health sector projects.
Joyce has experience in providing technical assistance to host government projects and teams, working with bilateral and multilateral partners, engaging at the global level on a wide range of health issues, most recently engaging on the Global Financing Facility mechanism, health financing, Public financial management, health systems strengthening within a devolved context, domestic resource mobilization, Advocacy, civil society engagement and social accountability, with a focus on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH-N) continuum of care as well as other disease areas such as HIV and NTDs.
Additionally, Joyce has also provided technical assistance on private sector engagement on strengthening supply chain management and HIV service expansion through the private-for-profit sector. She has also conceptualized successful health market-based solutions using making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach.
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc), double Mathematics and Chemistry major, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) majoring in Finance, and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), majoring in Health Systems Strengthening, Health Economics, Policy and Planning, all from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.