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Claudia
Aguirre

Head of Programme

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Dr. Kirstin
Grosse Frie

Advisor

Nadia Said 1

Nadia
Said

Advisor Communication

Yao Albert Konan

Yao Albert
Konan

Junior Advisor

Beatrix Hartmann 1

Beatrix
Hartmann

Advisor Finance
Management

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Claudia Aguirre 1 2

Claudia Aguirre

Head of Programme

Claudia Aguirre is the Head of the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa at GIZ. Within this programme, Claudia Aguirre and her team support partnerships between German and African teaching hospitals and research institutes to design digital tools and improve diagnostics, treatment and surveillance. Leveraging the resources of the private sector through hospital partnerships is part of her job. She is also Chair of the ESTHER Alliance on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Claudia Aguirre is a psychologist (Madrid Autonomous University) and holds a Master’s degree in international public health (Fulbright Scholar at New York University) as well as a Master’s degree in international development studies (University of the Basque Country). She has worked on strengthening health systems in developing countries since 2006, mainly in francophone West Africa, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, infectious diseases and nutrition. She has also coordinated infrastructure projects for the World Bank and KfW Development Bank in Kyrgyzstan and Uruguay. Early in her career she worked on gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in Mexico for a NGO and later for UNDP in Panama and New York. Achieving good quality health services for all, particularly for the poorest, is Claudia Aguirre’s passion.

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Dr. Kirstin Grosse Frie

Advisor

Dr. Kirstin Grosse Frie is the Advisor of the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa at GIZ. She provides technical and organisational support to the partnership projects between German and African university and teaching hospitals. Her focus is on monitoring and evaluating and networking with relevant national and international partners and stakeholders to ensure sustainability and spill-over effects of the projects and especially the IT solutions that they develop. She also coordinates the identification and implementation of the partnership projects and their collaboration with the private sector and monitors and evaluates their success.

Kirstin Grosse Frie obtained her doctoral degree in sociology while working at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf in the field of medical sociology and epidemiology, followed by a postdoctoral position at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been working as a social scientist in national and international health research projects for the last 15 years. Before joining GIZ, she developed and led a research project on health services in Mali, which was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and was working for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Lyon (France) to analyse the implementation of cancer prevention programmes in low- and middle-income countries. Since she has been involved in interdisciplinary health projects worldwide, her focus is on bringing together international partners and stakeholders from different sectors and with different interests to create and implement innovative projects.

Nadia Said 1

Nadia Said

Advisor Communication

Nadia Said works as the Advisor for Communications at GIZ’s Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa.
She is responsible for developing, executing and monitoring communication strategies. Her role involves creating a public and GIZ-internal image of the programme and preparing marketing materials such as press releases and different types of communication products.

Nadia Said has a background in art and design and has worked in multiple advertising and marketing agencies around the globe. She was Lead Art Director / Designer at Saatchi & Saatchi’s headquarters in New York City for several years. At HKP, she aims to support the regional programme’s visions, to communicate its results to a broad community and to create an impactful, lasting public image.

Yao Albert Konan

Yao Albert Konan

Junior Advisor

Yao Albert Konan works as Junior Advisor with the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa. He supports communications and monitoring by doing research and providing information for communication initiatives and managing the databank for programme monitoring.

Yao Albert Konan is finishing his PhD in German literature and previously completed a six-month internship with the same regional programme at GIZ.

Beatrix Hartmann 1

Beatrix Hartmann

Advisor Finance Management

Beatrix Hartmann is Financial Advisor to the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa. Her tasks involve supervising and monitoring the programme’s financial matters. She is responsible for the controlling, reviewing the costs and expenses of the different partnership projects. She also prepares the yearly progress report, which is an important GIZ tool.

Beatrix Hartmann has been working at GIZ for 15 years and has a background in office administration with a focus on accounting.

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TEAM

Claudia Aguirre 1 2

Claudia Aguirre

Head of Programme

Claudia Aguirre is the Head of the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa at GIZ. Within this programme, Claudia Aguirre and her team support partnerships between German and African teaching hospitals and research institutes to design digital tools and improve diagnostics, treatment and surveillance. Leveraging the resources of the private sector through hospital partnerships is part of her job. She is also Chair of the ESTHER Alliance on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Claudia Aguirre is a psychologist (Madrid Autonomous University) and holds a Master’s degree in international public health (Fulbright Scholar at New York University) as well as a Master’s degree in international development studies (University of the Basque Country). She has worked on strengthening health systems in developing countries since 2006, mainly in francophone West Africa, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, infectious diseases and nutrition. She has also coordinated infrastructure projects for the World Bank and KfW Development Bank in Kyrgyzstan and Uruguay. Early in her career she worked on gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in Mexico for a NGO and later for UNDP in Panama and New York. Achieving good quality health services for all, particularly for the poorest, is Claudia Aguirre’s passion.

Claudia Aguirre 1 3

Dr. Kirstin Grosse Frie

Advisor

Dr. Kirstin Grosse Frie is the Advisor of the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa at GIZ. She provides technical and organisational support to the partnership projects between German and African university and teaching hospitals. Her focus is on monitoring and evaluating and networking with relevant national and international partners and stakeholders to ensure sustainability and spill-over effects of the projects and especially the IT solutions that they develop. She also coordinates the identification and implementation of the partnership projects and their collaboration with the private sector and monitors and evaluates their success.

Kirstin Grosse Frie obtained her doctoral degree in sociology while working at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf in the field of medical sociology and epidemiology, followed by a postdoctoral position at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been working as a social scientist in national and international health research projects for the last 15 years. Before joining GIZ, she developed and led a research project on health services in Mali, which was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and was working for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Lyon (France) to analyse the implementation of cancer prevention programmes in low- and middle-income countries. Since she has been involved in interdisciplinary health projects worldwide, her focus is on bringing together international partners and stakeholders from different sectors and with different interests to create and implement innovative projects.

Nadia Said 1

Nadia Said

Advisor Communication

Nadia Said works as the Advisor for Communications at GIZ’s Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa.
She is responsible for developing, executing and monitoring communication strategies. Her role involves creating a public and GIZ-internal image of the programme and preparing marketing materials such as press releases and different types of communication products.

Nadia Said has a background in art and design and has worked in multiple advertising and marketing agencies around the globe. She was Lead Art Director / Designer at Saatchi & Saatchi’s headquarters in New York City for several years. At HKP, she aims to support the regional programme’s visions, to communicate its results to a broad community and to create an impactful, lasting public image.

Yao Albert Konan

Yao Albert Konan

Junior Advisor

Yao Albert Konan works as Junior Advisor with the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa. He supports communications and monitoring by doing research and providing information for communication initiatives and managing the databank for programme monitoring.

Yao Albert Konan is finishing his PhD in German literature and previously completed a six-month internship with the same regional programme at GIZ.

Beatrix Hartmann 1

Beatrix Hartmann

Advisor Finance Management

Beatrix Hartmann is Financial Advisor to the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa. Her tasks involve supervising and monitoring the programme’s financial matters. She is responsible for the controlling, reviewing the costs and expenses of the different partnership projects. She also prepares the yearly progress report, which is an important GIZ tool.

Beatrix Hartmann has been working at GIZ for 15 years and has a background in office administration with a focus on accounting.

Slide Claudia Aguirre is the Head of the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa at GIZ. Within this programme, Claudia Aguirre and her team support partnerships between German and African teaching hospitals and research institutes to design digital tools and improve diagnostics, treatment and surveillance. Leveraging the resources of the private sector through hospital partnerships is part of her job. She is also Chair of the ESTHER Alliance on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Claudia Aguirre is a psychologist (Madrid Autonomous University) and holds a Master’s degree in international public health (Fulbright Scholar at New York University) as well as a Master’s degree in international development studies (University of the Basque Country). She has worked on strengthening health systems in developing countries since 2006, mainly in francophone West Africa, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, infectious diseases and nutrition. She has also coordinated infrastructure projects for the World Bank and KfW Development Bank in Kyrgyzstan and Uruguay. Early in her career she worked on gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in Mexico for a NGO and later for UNDP in Panama and New York. Achieving good quality health services for all, particularly for the poorest, is Claudia Aguirre’s passion.
Claudia Aguirre
Claudia Aguirre 1 2 Head of Programme
Slide Claudia Aguirre 1 3 Dr. Kirstin Grosse Frie is the Advisor of the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa at GIZ. She provides technical and organisational support to the partnership projects between German and African university and teaching hospitals. Her focus is on monitoring and evaluating and networking with relevant national and international partners and stakeholders to ensure sustainability and spill-over effects of the projects and especially the IT solutions that they develop. She also coordinates the identification and implementation of the partnership projects and their collaboration with the private sector and monitors and evaluates their success.

Kirstin Grosse Frie obtained her doctoral degree in sociology while working at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf in the field of medical sociology and epidemiology, followed by a postdoctoral position at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been working as a social scientist in national and international health research projects for the last 15 years. Before joining GIZ, she developed and led a research project on health services in Mali, which was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and was working for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Lyon (France) to analyse the implementation of cancer prevention programmes in low- and middle-income countries. Since she has been involved in interdisciplinary health projects worldwide, her focus is on bringing together international partners and stakeholders from different sectors and with different interests to create and implement innovative projects.
Dr. Kirstin Grosse Frie
Advisor
Slide Nadia Said 1 Nadia Said works as the Advisor for Communications at GIZ’s Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa.
She is responsible for developing, executing and monitoring communication strategies. Her role involves creating a public and GIZ-internal image of the programme and preparing marketing materials such as press releases and different types of communication products.

Nadia Said has a background in art and design and has worked in multiple advertising and marketing agencies around the globe. She was Lead Art Director / Designer at Saatchi & Saatchi’s headquarters in New York City for several years. At HKP, she aims to support the regional programme’s visions, to communicate its results to a broad community and to create an impactful, lasting public image.
Nadia Said
Advisor Communications
Slide Beatrix Hartmann 1 Beatrix Hartmann is Financial Advisor to the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa. Her tasks involve supervising and monitoring the programme’s financial matters. She is responsible for the controlling, reviewing the costs and expenses of the different partnership projects. She also prepares the yearly progress report, which is an important GIZ tool.

Beatrix Hartmann has been working at GIZ for 15 years and has a background in office administration with a focus on accounting.
Beatrix Hartmann
Advisor Finance Management
Slide Yao Albert Konan Yao Albert Konan works as Junior Advisor with the Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa. He supports communications and monitoring by doing research and providing information for communication initiatives and managing the databank for programme monitoring.

Yao Albert Konan is finishing his PhD in German literature and previously completed a six-month internship with the same regional programme at GIZ.
Yao Albert Konan Junior Advisor

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