Dr. Patrick L. Osewe is currently the Chief of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Health Sector Group, providing leadership on all Health Sector Group technical and operational matters.

Patrick has been at the forefront of strengthening health systems against the threat of disease outbreaks through innovative, multi-sector approaches for more than 25 years.

Prior to his time at ADB, Patrick worked as the World Bank’s Global Lead of Healthy Societies. He provides technical assistance and operational support to health projects across the region.

Prior to his posting in South Africa, Patrick was a Senior Health Specialist with the World Bank Institute specializing in building the capacity of client countries and World Bank, UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO, UNESCO and ILO on results based management.

His interests and experience are in the areas of improving the effectiveness of public health spending, health system reform, and capacity building for results-based decision making.

He has previously worked for USAID and the CDC as well as with different UN agencies—in many different parts of the world.

Patrick holds an MD from University of Nairobi and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.

He has also served as a faculty member of some of the world’s leading universities.

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