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Neo Tapela

Director of Non-Communicable Diseases, Partners In Health


Dr Tapela is a global health practitioner with an interest in health systems strengthening and service delivery of NCDs particularly in resource limited areas in Sub Saharan Africa. Since September 2011, Dr Tapela has been based in Rwanda as Director of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Program in Partners In Health, Rwanda. She also serves as Special Advisor to Rwanda Director General of Clinical Services on NCDs, and sits on the National NCD Technical Working Group as co-chair of the Cancer Cluster. Her role in these positions includes programmatic management and implementation oversight of NCD (including cancers) services at PIH-supported facilities, as well as contribution to development national policy, strategy and clinical guidelines related to NCDs.


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