Dr. Akaki Zoidze is a senior expert in health policy, health systems and health financing. His 20 years professional experience draws upon (i) public sector work as a deputy minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs and Deputy State Minister of Georgia, during which he led or participated in number of major health financing reform efforts in Georgia; (ii) senior level project management experience in the US and other countries with international organizations, where he managed multinational teams; (iii) research and consulting experience with international multilateral and bilateral development institutions, during which he participated in the implementation of the health sector restructuring, management and health financing and purchasing reform initiatives in the number of transition countries.
As a key expert in health financing, during the last five years, he contributed to the design and implementation evaluation of results-based financing (RBF) schemes in several countries. Dr. Zoidze currently is a chairman of the health care committee in the Parliament of Georgia.
In the Results4TB project, Akaki Zoidze serves as a Principal Investigator. He is responsible for providing the oversight of the conduct of the research and overseeing the policy and systems work. His experience in health policymaking and research empowers the project with valuable expertise.