Nelson Gitonga

Nelson Gitonga

Public-Private Partnerships Advisor and IHA Liaison

About Nelson Gitonga

Dr. Nelson Gitonga serves as the Public-Private Partnerships Advisor on the SHOPS Plus project representing IHA. He is the founder and CEO of Insight Health Advisors, a health systems management advisory firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has experience in private health sector engagement, mobilization, program evaluation and design, and public-private partnerships to address service delivery and health systems gaps. He also has a strong background in demand side health care financing spanning both public and private health insurance programs. Gitonga holds an MBChB from the University of Nairobi, postgraduate diplomas in health systems management from the University of London, Galilee International Management Institute in Israel, and National Insurance Academy in India.


Public-private partnerships, health systems strengthening, governance, policy and regulatory reform, health care infrastructure and technology development, private sector engagement, market facilitation

Country Experience

Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda

Authored Publications




Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.

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