BA MA MPH DrPH
Research Degree Student
Doctorate in Public Health
Mahoko Kamatsuchi's professional background includes over 20 years of managing, advising, analyzing and researching on health and nutrition programs relevant to maternal child health and survival in developing countries with UNICEF, World Bank, Harvard School of Public Health and LSHTM.
At UNICEF, she served as Chief of Child Survival/Health, as well as Nutrition Specialist in the Democratic Republic of Congo; maternal health program manager in Indonesia; regional Nutrition Coordinator for Latin America & the Caribbean based in Panama; and basic services delivery program manager in Mexico. As Nutrition Specialist at the World Bank, she advised the governments of Uzbekistan and Niger to strategise on their health and nutrition national policies. As Public Health analyst also at the World Bank, she collaborated in Iran's health sector reform analysis. Her position at Harvard School of Public Health was Senior Adviser of integrated health & nutrition projects under PEPFAR for Tanzania. She served as Emergency relief coordinator during the 1999 East Timor crisis based in West Timor, Indonesia, and supported the emergency responses in health and nutrition in eastern DRC. Mahoko also elaborated a Health Systems Strengthening tool for Save the Children-UK.
Mahoko's educational degrees include: Doctorate in Public Health from LSHTM; Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health; Masters in International Relations from Sophia University, Japan; postgraduate diploma in Food & Nutrition Security from Wageningen University, the Netherlands; and Licenciatura en Letras from Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile.
Her research focus is on integrated maternal and child health services delivery and health systems analysis. Particular focus is on human resources for health, district strengthening, campaign-style service delivery and its relation to routine immunisation, with an in-depth analysis on Zambia's integrated delivery of high impact maternal and child health interventions. She also quantitatively analyzed the current global situation of integrated child health events and assessed the number and types of interventions delivered and their effect on health service delivery coverage outcomes.