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As a public health specialist, Hugh has extensive experience in the development and reform, leadership, management and governance of health systems. Hugh has particular expertise in the monitoring and evaluation of health systems and services, especially primary health care and general hospital services, and the particular challenges of providing health services for poor urban and rural populations and high mountain societies.
Prior experience includes expert technical advice to the WHO on indicators for management of Maternal and Child / Family planning services; expert advice to WHO Consultations on Sustainable Health Systems, and Health for All Strategies; and numerous consultancies in the area of monitoring and evaluation, most recently as part of monitoring missions for DFID’s PATHS2 project in Nigeria. In his position as Director of Public Health for Bristol (2006-2012), Hugh was responsible for public health policy and strategy. He is a Visiting Professor in Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England and was a member of the Appeal Committee of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Prior to re-entering the NHS in 2002 Hugh was Head of the Health Department of the Secretariat of the Aga Khan with responsibility for one of the largest non-profit private health care systems in Africa and Asia. Previously he was Head of the International Health Division at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which became a WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Systems Development during his tenure.