Irene Chami

Director, Programs

Ms. Irene currently serves as a Director, Programs for the END Fund. She possesses over 20 years’ experience in public health programs development and management in Africa. This entails the establishment, expanding and advancing projects/programs, implementing multi-sectoral approaches for impact, nurturing strategic partnerships with public/governmental institutions, the private sector, non-governmental agencies, regional, national and community-based institutions.

Irene joins us from World Federation of Haemophilia where she was the Africa regional lead responsible for giving leadership, enhancing service delivery, and providing advisory and technical support in advancing and expanding the organization’s healthcare development agenda. She expanded the WFH regional presence to 28 countries in Africa and expanded the program portfolio by over 35%. She influenced the activation of four country governments to recognise and support bleeding disorders programs including facilitating the established of Haemophilia Youth of Africa, a youth led initiative to empower youth to lead and make a difference in their respective bleeding disorders community in Africa among other accomplishments. Earlier, she worked with IntraHealth International, Research Triangle Institute International, University of Maryland and PATH International.

She brings added value with skills in Health Systems Strengthening, Human Resources for Health, Policy development/review, advocacy, capacity building, community development, resource mobilization, knowledge management, contracting, monitoring and evaluation, research and financial/grants management among other skills and experience. Irene derives much joy in developing healthier communities.

In her free time, she loves traveling, keeping fit and enjoys spending quality time with family, friends and making new connections.