Marcelline Ntakibirora is a medical doctor with considerable expertise in health system analysis and strengthening,and capacity building
Marcelline Ntakibirora is a medical doctor whose career in immunisation spans over 20 years. She brings with her considerable expertise in health system analysis and strengthening, and capacity building gained in various positions that she held at national and international levels. Marcelline was crucial to the development of the EPI in Burundi, she was the National Director from 1995-1998. In cooperation with CDC Atlanta, she carried out research focusing risk factors associated with diarrheal disease, and integration of family planning with EPI. As an independent consultant, she has completed EPI reviews and planning in several West African countries and has experience with HIV/AIDS program management and monitoring. From 2008, Marcelline has been a member of the GAVI monitoring Independent Review Committee.
Dr Ntakibirora currently works with the UNICEF West and Central Regional Office, advising and coordinating with 24 country offices on strengthening routine immunisation systems and elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus. A national of Burundi, Marcelline holds a degree in medicine from the University of Bujumbura, Burundi, where she was the first female to obtain a medical degree.