James Yugi is Montrose’s Quality of Care Specialist for the DFID-funded Health Pooled Fund South Sudan (HPF3). He has over 15 years’ experience working with NGOs, university teaching and clinical work.
He provides leadership in quality improvement and ensures consistent improvement in integrated health services. James oversaw the quality of care strategy being used to improve and monitor quality of care in the 800 health facilities in South Sudan.
Prior to joining Montrose, James worked for a variety of international NGOs, both as a full-time employee and as a consultant, in South Sudan. This included coordinating and advising health programmes at country level, implementing primary and secondary health care programmes, nutrition programmes, and maternal and child health services. He also coordinated the Expanded Programme on Immunisation.
He has worked with community health volunteers, implemented an HIV programme and a gender based violence programme. James has also coordinated field activities for various projects, liaising with the government and other organisations. Apart from managing projects, James also worked as a clinical instructor for nurses and as an assistant lecturer in Kenya.
With the reporting challenge faced in many parts of South Sudan that included delay in timely reporting, James initiated the use of a short text message app to send reports from health facilities to the relevant health department. This was the first of its kind in South Sudan in 2015.
James has an MSc and a BSc in Nursing from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton.