W. Shaun O'NeilA pharmaceutical management expert, Mr. O’Neil has more than 18 years of experience implementing donor‐funded field programs to strengthen national and local family planning and reproductive health commodity supply chains in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Nepal, The Gambia, Afghanistan, and the Philippines. As chief of party of the USAID/Philippines Private Sector Mobilization for Health – Phase 2 (PRISM2) project, he worked with midwives to link family planning and reproductive health commodity supply chains with 600 non‐traditional outlets and product depots in rural areas. He has expertise in enhancing private sector engagement, identifying traditional and non‐traditional outlets, and developing social marketing and behavior change communication campaigns to increase commodity availability in low‐resource settings. While serving as deputy director for the USAID/Afghanistan Communication for Behavior Change: Expanding Access to Private Sector Health Products and Services (COMPRI‐A) project, he helped the first Afghani pharmaceutical company become ISO 9001‐certified; it still supplies patients with medication. Mr. O’Neil holds an M.P.A. in management from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Kartlos KankadzeDr. Kartlos Kankadze has 19 years of experience in health program management and clinical practice in tuberculosis, HIV, infectious diseases, and reproductive health in Eastern Europe. Dr. Kankadze most recently served as chief of party for the Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project. Previously, as chief of party for the USAID Healthy Women in Georgia program, Dr. Kankadze piloted and scaled up a Supportive Supervision Program in three regions of Georgia, improving the quality of services among a regional network of health facilities. As head of the Division of Medical Technologies with the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs in Georgia, Dr. Kankadze led donor coordination and management to achieve improved TB services. Additionally, Dr. Kankadze worked to initiate the National Tuberculosis Program in Georgia. Dr. Kankadze holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Tbilisi State Medical University and an M.P.H. from the State University of New York.