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Emmanuel Ayifah, PhD

Regional Advisor, CSO Budget Advocacy Academy

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  • Prevent Epidemics


  • Ghana

Emmanuel Ayifah is the Regional Advisor, Health Security Budget Advocacy Academy for the Prevent Epidemics (PE) Program. In this role, he provides regional technical assistance to strengthen civil society capacity for budget advocacy in Africa, with the goal of helping to foster leadership and catalyze advocacy for improved funding for epidemic preparedness. 

He has expertise in health financing, and is a lead advocate for sustainable domestic funding for health including epidemic preparedness, immunization, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, nutrition, non-communicable diseases etc. He has previously mobilized and trained both demand and supply side actors to contribute to the formulation, execution, monitoring and analysis of health sector budgets. Emmanuel has more than a decade experience in international development, focusing on policy research and advocacy, as well as monitoring and evaluation with country experiences in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. He has designed and/or managed several projects funded by USAID, World Bank, Global Affairs Canada, Gates Foundation, EU, WFP, UNICEF, UNFPA, GIZ, Oxfam, etc. 

Emmanuel holds a PhD in Economics, with a special interest in health. He is a member of the International Health Economics Association and the Global Health Security Network.