Health and Nutrition

The political, social, and economic health of a nation and the health of its individual people are inextricably linked. Only with citizens of able body and mind can a country hope to build a vibrant, inclusive, and equitable economy and raise living standards. From product innovation to big data analysis to strengthening community health systems, Dalberg works with governments, donors, the private sector, and NGOs to achieve positive outcomes in global health and nutrition in the world’s most underserved regions. 

Trevor Zimmer

Trevor Zimmer is a Director at Dalberg Design where he leads project engagements with public and private sector clients to apply design as a facilitative process and skillset. He believes design better enables teams and organizations to collaborate across disciplines, align interests, contribute to organizational learnings, and identify solutions. His focus is on global health, change management, and new ventures.
 

Anokhi Parikh

Anokhi Parikh is an Associate Partner based in Johannesburg. She brings twelve years of experience in the development sector across India and Africa, focusing on urban planning, health, education, energy and environment. Anokhi co-leads Dalberg’s Cities Practice.

Matthew MacDevette

Matthew MacDevette is an Associate Partner based in Johannesburg. His work focuses on Southern, East and West Africa and covers various aspects of economic growth and development, including impact investing, donor-led facilitation of private investment, inclusive business and shared value, youth employment, and SME development.

Matthew’s work spans a range of public and private sector clients both within and outside sub-Saharan Africa, and includes sectors such as manufacturing, financial services, agriculture, healthcare, and energy. 

Kusi Hornberger

Kusi Hornberger is an Associate Partner in the Washington, DC office of Dalberg Advisors. Kusi co-lead’s Dalberg’s impact investing practice area and is particularly passionate about the use of innovative finance and technology to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

Dalberg Data Insights Protects Malaria-Free Zones in Zambia

Infectious diseases, like malaria, travel where we travel. This spread of disease can be deadly, with an estimated 445,000 malaria-related deaths worldwide in 2016. While mosquitos cannot travel long distances, we can. Further, malaria does not spread only from mosquito to human, but also from human to mosquito. This means that long distance travel can re-introduce malaria to areas in which the disease has already been eradicated.

Safe Surgery for Women: Sharing Rahel's Story

All women, everywhere, should be able to access safe surgical care.

Up until 2016, when a mother living in Mehoni, a remote town of 20,000 people in northern Ethiopia, faced complications in childbirth she was referred to a hospital 25 kilometers away for a C-section. The journey to this hospital was difficult for women in labor and many women and their babies died before ever reaching the operating room.

Chasing Viruses and Elevating Cities - Global Health Old and New Quests

The year 2017 witnessed multiple changes and fresh new challenges for the global health community. The WHO and the Global Fund elected new leadership at their helm, several promising public and private initiatives were launched, at a time where traditional donor funding is shrinking mainly due to anticipated U.S. government budget cuts to global health programs. Despite the prevailing context of uncertainty, we at Dalberg have selected two global health areas, old and new, that warrant a closer look: global health security and city-level focus to improve population health.

Tackling the Silent Epidemic of Cancer in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Nour Sharara is a Senior Consultant in Dalberg's Dakar office, and worked as part of a team to develop The Global Oncology Map while at Harvard. 

Developing the Field of Planetary Health

We worked with the Rockefeller Foundation to develop a new approach to addressing global human health challenges by understanding the underlying environmental foundations for health. We then identified specific entry points for investment. This new approach - Planetary Health - seeks to uncover new solutions to entrenched as well as emerging health challenges in developed and developing countries.

Furthering Sleeping Sickness Control Efforts

We worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to re-evaluate its strategy to further sleeping sickness (Human African Trypanosomiasis, TB gambiense) control efforts, and determine the potential of a push to disease elimination.