As Director, Health Systems, Alex Ergo is currently shaping and leading PSI’s youngest department, the Health Systems Accelerator. He oversees a team that builds PSI’s capabilities in health systems strengthening (HSS) at global and country level, that convenes key internal and external stakeholders to co-design cutting edge, scalable solutions and that shapes the larger HSS space to become more consumer centered.
Alex has over 25 years of experience in developing more efficient health systems and tackling health inequities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world. He has worked with several multilateral, bilateral and international nongovernmental organizations during his career. He started with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a remote part of Chad, where he helped to rebuild a health system that had collapsed as a result of decades of conflict. Since then, he has worked with the World Bank, the World Health Organization and bilateral donors such as USAID and DANIDA. He has advised Ministries of Health in various countries, such as Bhutan, Malawi, Myanmar and Senegal, and influenced policy at both global and national levels.
Alex holds a Master of Science in Health Economics from the University of York in the UK and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the US.