William Anyebe

Technical Adviser, Health sector capacity building and management

William Anyebe is a Health systems and social development consultant with 30 years’ experience in Nigeria. His areas of expertise include capacity building, institutional strengthening, mentoring and coaching with an emphasis on mainstreaming participatory methodologies, including Peer and Participatory Rapid Health Appraisal for Action (PPRHAA). In addition, he has experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), project management, strategic design and operational planning of research, baseline surveys, demand-creation initiatives and in the facilitation of consumer participation with policy makers, funders and service providers. He has substantial experience across Nigeria and has established networks in the state Ministries.

Background and relevant experience

william is currently the Technical Adviser for Capacity Building to the DFID funded Support to the National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP), (2008-2013) working with Government, local partners and the people of Nigeria to strengthen the malaria control effort. He was a lead consultant for the DFID funded Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in the Northern Nigeria-Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PRRINN-MNCH) programme spanning seven years.

Previously william served as Interim Health Programme Manager for the Bridging The Gap Project, managed by Save the Children UK and funded by DFID. Prior to this he was State Team Leader for Ekiti State in the DFID funded Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 1 (PATHS 1) where he developed and implemented a model disengagement/exit/sustainability strategy which was adapted for the closure of the national programme.

As CEO of Treeshade Associates Ltd., Nigeria’s first indigenous firm of Health and Social Development Consultants, he is also the initiator and convener of Benue Indigenes in Development (BiND). BiND is a group of Benue Indigenes providing technical assistance and advisory services to development agencies, government and civil to facilitate equitable and sustainable development.

With a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Leeds, UK, william worked as the Assistant Zonal Primary Health Care Coordinator – M&E for the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) where was responsible for establishing and managing the Benue State office (1994-2001). Prior to this, he was State Programme Manager for Primary Health Care – M&E for the Benue State Ministry of Health. In this capacity he established the M&E unit in the State Ministry and across 19 Local Government Areas and incorporated faith-based organisation run facilities into routine reporting.