SID-US 2024 Annual Conference .

Event | April 26, 2024

Chemonics is proud to sponsor the 2024 SID-US Annual Conference, which will be held online and in Washington, D.C.

On Friday, April 26, Chemonics will join thousands of development from around the globe for the 2024 SID-US Annual Conference, which will be centered on the theme, “World in Crisis: Sparks of Hope.” In the face of tremendous challenges, including climate change, food insecurity, and growing geopolitical instability, there are windows of opportunity to advance sustainable development and strengthen resilience and security.

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Chemonics is thrilled to host the following session:

Harnessing the Power of Systems Thinking to Accelerate Local Health Markets

Friday, April 26, 10:00-10:50 AM EST

Tackling the complex challenges of today’s healthcare landscape requires a deep understanding of the actors involved, and how they interact with one another. That’s where a systems thinking approach to health comes in! By analyzing different elements of the operating environment, from financing opportunities to laws and regulations to quality assurance standards, a systems thinking approach to market development recognizes the interrelated forces impacting sustainable access to affordable, high-quality health products and services. Join a panel of experts as they explore the innovative, practical applications of systems thinking in healthcare and the pivotal role it plays in fostering meaningful, locally led partnerships tailored to the unique needs of communities.  


Dana Tilson
Project Director
USAID Frontier Health Markets Engage

Dana Tilson brings 25 years of experience in global health development, non-profit management, and organizational strategic and capacity development. She has designed and implemented health programs across Africa, Asia, and Latin America resulting in national improvements in family planning, maternal and child health, and malaria. She has extensive expertise working with the private sector and public private partnerships to improve health coverage. She has reformed and strengthened NGOs to operate more efficiently and cost effectively to increase their health impact. Dana has a Master of Science in Public Health from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.


Professional headshot of Amit BhanotDr. Amit Bhanot
Chief of Party/Country Director, India
USAID Frontier Health Markets Engage

Dr. Amit Bhanot has served as project director, technical expert, and quality improvement specialist on several multimillion-dollar interventions for family planning/reproductive health, maternal newborn child health, HIV, tuberculosis, and noncommunicable diseases. With more than 24 years of experience, Dr. Bhanot has worked across in Asia and Africa. With four years of experience with the Indian Government Health Service, Dr. Bhanot has worked in 17 states in India. He has extensive experience supporting the private sector and international nonprofit programs, including exploring blended finance models, and is currently the Frontier Health Markets (FHM) Engage India country director and chief of party.

Professional headshot of Dr. Oluwatosin KoladeDr. Oluwatosin Kolade
Director, Sustainable Development
Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL)

Dr. Oluwatosin Kolade is a medical doctor and a health system strengthening and healthcare financing  specialist with more than 15 years of experience in the health, development, and consulting sectors. He has directed the setup and operational management of several health prepayment mechanisms across Nigeria. In recent years, as the sustainable development director at Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL), Dr. Oluwatosin provides strategic and managerial oversight on the design and implementation of donor-funded programs and consulting for national and subnational governments and the private sector.

Professional headshot of Titilola Olaolu HassanTitilola Olaolu-Hassan
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Zuri Health

Titilola Olaolu-Hassan is the COO and co-founder of Zuri Health, a virtual hospital which provides high-quality, affordable healthcare services across Sub-Saharan Africa. Before Zuri Health, Titilola worked for MTech Communications, Oando, and Navgas, where she supported women in adopting cleaner cooking fuels, thereby reducing the incidence of respiratory diseases. Titilola was recognized by both VivaTech’s Female Founders Challenge and the Lagos State Government Health Service Commission for her support for maternal and neonatal health. With more than 18 years of experience in sales, strategy, and product management, Titilola has a proven track record in driving business growth and optimization.