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Ronald Upenyu Mutasa

Practice Manager

Health, Nutrition & Population

Ronald Mutasa joined the World Bank in 2008 from the private sector in the US and has served in various technical roles and regions. His most recent assignment was as Lead Health Specialist and Practice Leader for Human Development in the East Asia and Pacific Region. Ronald has more than two decades of global health experience, including several years leading World Bank flagship lending programs in health systems strengthening and reform in South Asia, East Asia, and Africa. Ronald has led several World Bank research initiatives on infectious disease prevention and control, vaccine security, primary healthcare reform, nutrition, and human capital development. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on Quality of Care and Demand- and Supply-side Incentives for Health. He is also a frequent peer reviewer within and outside of the Bank. Ronald enjoys cycling and playing basketball with his kids in his spare time. 

A doctor with a specialization in public health, Ronald holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from George Washington University, as well as advanced degrees in Development Economics and Health Policy.