Dr. Chris Atim is a senior health economist with more than 16 years post-doctoral experience in health economics and financing in developing countries with special emphasis on Africa. He holds a PhD from the University of Sussex in the UK, and currently works as a senior health economist at the World Bank’s new health systems hub based in Senegal. Before that he worked extensively providing leadership and technical assistance in health financing in more than two dozen African countries and through a number of organizations, including the HLSP Institute (UK), Abt Associates Inc. (USA), and the ILO.
Between 1999 and 2004, he served as Resident Regional Advisor for West and Central Africa and Senior Economist for USAID’s Partnerships for Health Reform (PHR/PHRplus) project. He currently also serves as the executive director of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) and was also a member of Ghana’s PNDC Government at an earlier stage.