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Nelsha Haji

Associate Director, Market Shaping

Nelsha Haji is a health strategist with over 10 years of cumulative experience in health strategy, market shaping, business development and project management in Canada and Tanzania.

Ms. Haji is an associate director with the market shaping team at Results for Development (R4D) working in the Tanzania country office. As part of the market shaping team, her role is to effectively manage and oversee projects focused on improving access to medicines for mothers and children, provide day-to-day thought and technical leadership, lead internal and external stakeholder engagement as well as lead business development efforts within market shaping and for the country office as a whole. In addition, Nelsha is responsible for effective management of country office operations.

Before joining R4D, Nelsha led the strategic and annual business planning processes at the Community Care Access Center in Ontario, Canada – an arm of the Ministry of Health offering home- and community based-services to Ontario residents. As part of her role, she developed and rolled out a standardized annual business planning process and led various business development efforts for the organization. Nelsha also developed and implemented healthcare programs aimed at improving access to care and treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during her time working for the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Nelsha holds a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in health services management and a bachelor of science in nursing from McMaster University.

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