Dr Fatuma Manzi, is a Principal Scientist based at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) for over 16 years. She is a health system and policy analyst with PhD from Basel University, Switzerland. She has an economics degree from University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania, and Health Economics specific training from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. She has experience leading health systems and policy research projects. She is interested in the development and evaluation of public health interventions for maternal, newborn and child health including cost and cost effectiveness analysis. Dr Fatuma also has a wide experience developing, evaluating and policy engagement for programs on community health workers, human resources, quality improvement at district managerial level, health facilities and community level; conducting mega health facilities and community surveys. Dr Fatuma has published widely in the areas of maternal, child and newborn health, human resources, malaria and cost and cost effectiveness studies. She developed a number of training manual and Behaviour Change Communication materials.