Bryan Haddon

 Technical Advisor, Health Systems

Bryan Haddon is the Founder and Chair of Health Partners International (HPI). He is a Health Systems Analyst from Zimbabwe with more than 30 years’ international experience in the health sector. This includes oversight and technical support for large health programmes, over 60 advisory and consultancy assignments in a number of countries, as well as extensive health management experience in Zimbabwe and Canada. He specialises in the governance and management of the health sector, including systems analysis, policy development, institutional strengthening and management of service delivery.

Background and relevant experience

In addition to his HPI managerial responsibilities, Bryan currently chairs the Programme Management Board for the £26m. Women for Health, Nigeria (W4H) programme. He held the same position for the £68m. Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunisation in Northern Nigeria / Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PRRINN-MNCH) Programme (2006-2014) in Nigeria and also served as a Governance Adviser. He was a Management Board member for the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 1 (PATHS 1) programme (2002–8) in Nigeria and its senior technical adviser in Health Systems Strengthening.  Currently, he is an Advisory Committee member for the COMDIS-Health Service Delivery Research Programme, led by the Nuffield Institute of the University of Leeds.

Bryan has advised on health systems strengthening and governance in Nigeria and Primary Health Care management and hospital policy in South Sudan; led the appraisal of clinical care in Ghana; helped design health sector support in Tanzania and Ghana; and assisted substantive hospital reform in Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Malawi. This has included strengthening management, planning, policy development and helping to get service delivery working better. In Ghana and Nigeria, he and local health managers initiated Peer and Participatory Rapid Health Appraisal for Action (PPRHAA) – an innovative process of appraisal, planning and management development.

Bryan’s previous assignments have included the design and evaluation of numerous health programmes; national-level strategic planning and reviews in a number of countries; support for faith-based health services in Ghana, Tanzania and Nigeria; assessment and planning of hospital and primary health care facilities; building health management systems and capacity; and helping develop district and provincial health systems.

From 1989 to 1992 Bryan was a Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, involved in research, teaching and advisory work on health management, hospital planning and district health systems. Previously he worked in Zimbabwe’s health services from 1980 until 1988, managing hospitals, districts and provincial health services. He helped develop and introduce new services, structures and systems for Primary Health Care and for hospitals, following independence. Bryan also worked for six years as a provincial health planner in British Columbia, Canada and as a manager of community-based inner-city health services in Vancouver.  He has an MA in Public Adminstration from the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Radio, Television and Film Production from the Ryerson Institute.