Recruited to serve as the first Liberian Health Sector Pool Fund Manager, Miatta Zenabu Gbanya ensures that the fund mechanism is effectively managed and international donor contributions are utilized to maximum effect to meet profound healthcare needs and rebuild the national healthcare system. At the same time, she serves as a focal point for human resources for health at the Liberian Ministry of Health. Gbanya also worked on the front lines of the Ebola response in Liberia to help ensure the epidemic was effectively managed; these efforts were rewarded in May 2015, when Liberia was the first of the three most affected countries to be declared Ebola-free. Her fellowship focused on regulation in the healthcare system, including the development of mechanisms for better training and ensuring accountability of clinical and public health workers. Liberia lost many healthcare workers during the Ebola epidemic, and Gbanya is committed to creating regulatory and enforcement mechanisms within the health sector to increase the viability of the healthcare profession, enhance accountability for service provision, and improve the institutional response to future health events, to save the lives of both patients and their healthcare providers.


Ministry of Health


Pool Fund Manager

Areas of Interest

Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare, Workforce Development
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Program Year



Single Nation/Region Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States