About Our Practice
Founded in 2019, Savanna Public Health L.L.C is dedicated to improving quality of healthcare programs and projects across Africa. Our consultants are highly experienced in championing quality healthcare using evidence-based interventions. Our focus is to collaborate with local and foreign organization to build capacity and strengthen systems.
Meet Our Consultants
CLEMENT CHIWAULA M.D, MPH
FOUNDER AND CHIEF CONSULTANT
Dr Chiwaula is deeply passionate about improving health in Africa, he developed the passion for medicine and public health early in his life . Raised by a single parent who was rarely at home, made life a bit tough. He and his three siblings faced numerous challenges as he assumed the role of caretaker of the family. Access to healthcare was the main challenge. In our settings the burden of infectious diseases is alarmingly high, malaria being the frequent cause of hospital visits like many children who are the most affected population we had our fare share of the illnesses, we made two or more hospital visits every month. The burden of infections in sub Saharan Africa frequently puts an enormous strain on the resources for sustained operations, in doing so, creating a perpetual cycle of lack or shortages of human resources, medicines and hospital equipment. It is during these vulnerable times that kindled the flame for him to pursue a career in medicine to care for his family and community. Dr Chiwaula went on to receive his medical degree (MBChB) from Kwame Nkrumah University (Ghana) in 2014. Later he attended the University of New England in the United States for his Master of Public Health degree. Dr. Chiwaula has experience working in Malawi and the United States.
As a public health physician he is interested in improving quality of healthcare on the African continent by building hybrid programs that blend clinical and public health strategies to reduce the burden of disease, and to build capacity, strengthening health systems, improving quality control and assurance practices, and monitoring and evaluation.
Dr. Chiwaula’s other interests are improving child and maternal care, social justice, environmental and wildlife advocacy. He also is an avid angler and in his free time he can be found fishing with his three boys at the nearest water.
EMMANUEL NENE ODJIDJA, MSC
Technical ADVISoR, Evaluation, Research and Epidemiology
Emanuel is a highly resourceful and goal-driven epidemiologist and impact evaluator with key interests in analyzing techniques of how health systems (especially in developing settings) respond to the double burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases, general impact assessment (experimental and quasi-experimental techniques), realist and developmental evaluations.
Emmanuel is originally from Ghana and has worked on different public health/integrated projects including; USAID MalariaCare, AVSI South Sudan nomadic health, World Vision Ghana child health projects and University of Rhode Island’s projects with key responsibilities of Research, monitoring and evaluation. Emmanuel currently based in Kigutu, Burundi where he leads the implementation of key M&E initiatives for a U.S public health organization as well as leading a major quasi-experimental (difference-in-difference) evaluation which aims to measure the effectiveness of an integrated health project on infant and under 5 mortality. Emmanuel has extensively published a number of research work in international reputable peer-reviewed journals mainly on infectious diseases and neonatal public health.
Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health Care In Africa
Savanna Public Health Consulting focuses on building programs that are scalable and sustainable in low resource settings, through community partnerships and collaboration with governmental and nonprofit agencies.