Samantha Diamond is the Director for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Health Financing program. Samantha works with CHAI country teams in 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and India, supporting Ministries of Health and government insurance agencies undertaking ambitious health financing reforms towards the goal of UHC.
In this role, she works with government partners to strengthen management systems, set priorities, secure and manage funding, design and implement public health insurance reforms, and improve efficiency and effectiveness in spending. Samantha’s recent work has focused on evidence generation and data analytics for the design, planning and implementation of health financing and insurance reforms.
Previously Samantha led CHAI’s work with the Ministry of Health in Haiti to support strategic planning and donor coordination. Samantha also led work on a multi-country analysis of the cost and impact of HIV/AIDS treatment scale-up which informed policy decisions on treatment eligibility and treatment optimization in Eswatini, Malawi and Zambia. Samantha holds an MPH and BA from Yale University and is pursuing a doctorate in public health (DrPH) in international health systems and financing at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.