André Zida is a health economist with more than 14 years of experience in health financing, planning, monitoring and evaluation, costing, National health account, actuarial studies and modeling, including implementation activities in Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Benin, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, Zambia, Uganda, Cape Verde, Haiti, Mozambique, Zambia, Vietnam and Cambodia. He has extensive field experience in use of data to inform policy and decision-making, and has published several papers on evidence-based health policy. André Zida was actively involved in the development of the new System of Health Accounts 2011 framework and tools including testing them in the African region for WHO headquarters (Geneva).
He worked at the General Directorate of Health Information and Statistics (DGISS) as the Chief of the Department of National Health Accounts for Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health. Some highlights of Mr. Zida’s prior work include leading the development of Burkina Faso’s National Development Plan for Health (PNDS), design of a national database that has been implemented since 2008 to routinely track implementation the PNDS including more than 15,000 activities, the performance indicators, and expenditures in the Burkina Faso health system. Andre Zida also developed the NHA data analysis tool and its user guide for the WHO. Andre Zida was part of the technical team with Avenir Health, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP to develop the OneHealthTool, which he tested and used for the first time at the country level.
Mr. Zida currently holds two Masters Degrees, one in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics and another in Hospital and Health Services Administration, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Health Policy from Makerere University in Uganda and McMaster University in Canada. The defense for the Ph.D. is currently planned for 2018.