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Technical Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Technical Assistance Francophone Task Order (GHSC-TA Francophone TO) Angela Elong
Angela Elong is a Global Health Specialist with more than 9 years of experience working in health supply chain programs, including technical areas of laboratory systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, data management, HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning. She currently serves as Technical Director for Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance Francophone Task Order. Angela joined Chemonics in 2017 to lead the design and implementation of health supply chain monitoring and evaluation systems in West Africa and Haiti and facilitate the roll-out of project initiatives. She currently works on activities related to data visibility and digital supply chain to build awareness of global standards (GS1), pharmaceutical traceability, to engage countries to the Global Family Planning Visibility and Analytics Network, and to improve logistics data availability and quality across countries in the region. Angela holds a M.Sc. in Epidemiology from Imperial College of London, and a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Bristol.
by Angela Elong
As a 19-year-old student living in Benin, Kidita* dreamed of finishing her studies before starting a family. She relied on the pill so she wouldn’t get pregnant while at school. But one day, when Kidita went to the health facility in her village to pick up her monthly prescription, she found that it was unavailable.…