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Tata Chanturidze

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Tata Chanturidze is a Health Policy Consultant at OPM. She is a public health physician with an MPH from Emory University, USA, and further training in health policy, financing and healthcare management. She has 15 years' experience in health-sector reform processes, health policy and strategy development, healthcare financing, state health budget planning, health network reorganisation, and health systems performance assessment. In 2006-2007 Tata was a Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs (MoLHSA) in Georgia. This role enabled her to deepen her expertise in public policy development, implementation and oversight, the state health budgeting, the BBP and state health programmes development, primary healthcare and hospital reforms; while also gaining a wealth of experience in working closely with a broad range of stakeholders, clients and colleagues, including the office of the Prime Minister. Prior to this, Tata was a manager of the DFID funded Georgia Primary Health Care Programme, for which she played the role of overall coordinator as well as provided technical expertise for primary health care reforms. In 2005-2006 she contributed to the development and delivery of the healthcare management training to156 hospital and primary healthcare managers though the six-month programme. In 2007, she led a Georgia Health Systems Assessment (Health Systems in Transition), commissioned by the WHO/European Observatory on health systems and policies. In 2009, Tata led the health sector strategy development for the Ministry of Health Ajara, and the Health Promotion Strategy for the MoLHSA, Georgia. In 2011-2012 she managed and technically contributed to the development of the Romania Primary Care Strategy for 2012-2020. Since April 2010, she is working on the Health care financing and service purchasing reforms in Kazakhstan through the project ”Twinning arrangements for health financing and strategic purchasing, 2010-2013”.