Tana Wuliji

Tana WulijiTana Wuliji, PhD BPharm is a Technical Officer for health workforce at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters.  She is a health workforce specialist, researcher and policy advisor and has led workforce studies, and advised on health workforce planning and strategy implementation in 15 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  Her current work supports the joint secretariat with the ILO and OECD for the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth (http://www.who.int/hrh/com-heeg).

As the WHO focal point on health workforce for Ebola-affected countries in 2015, she supported health workforce analysis and the development of health systems investment plans. Tana directed the Health Workforce Development unit in a USAID program to improve the quality of care and strengthen health systems in 32 low and middle- income countries between 2010 – 2014 (USAID ASSIST, USAID Health Care Improvement Project); including studies and improvement work to optimize health worker and community health worker performance and productivity, in-service training, and health professions regulation. Between 2005 - 2009, Tana established a new portfolio on workforce and education at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). She received her PhD from the University of London and a BPharm from the University of Otago.