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					George Gotsadze                                                                       Page 1 of 9


                                      CV Cover Sheet

Name: GEORGE GOTSADZE, MD, PhD.

Country Experience: GEORGIA, ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, KAZAKHSTAN, UZBEKISTAN,
TAJIKISTAN, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, UKRAINE, INDIA, TNAZANZANIA, KENYA,
PAKISTAN, SUDAN, EGYPT, SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA, and BOSNIA&HERTZOGOVINA

Availability:   Upon two-three weeks advance notice.

Permanent Home Address:                 21 Abashidze str. Apt. 19,
                                        Tbilisi, 380079, Georgia
Telephone:                              +995-99-50-10-75
Fax:                                    +995-32-99-55-40
E-mail:                                 G.Gotsadze@curatio.com

Work Address:                           Curatio International Foundation
                                        37D Chavchavadze Ave.,
                                        Tbilisi, 0162, Georgia
Telephone:                              +995-32-25-13-44
Fax:                                    +995-32-99-55-40
E-mail:                                 cif@curatio.com

References:

    1. Sara Bennet – Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Based in
       Washington DC., USA

    2. Cheryl Cashin, Ph.D. - Chief of Party/Health Financing Policy Advisor, CoReform
       Cooperation in Health Care Systems Transformation in Georgia, 44/9 Agmashenebeli
       Ave. (9 Chorokhi Str.) Tbilisi, Georgia.

    3.   Joseph Kutzin – WHO Regional Advisor, Health Systems Financing, WHO/EURO Division of
         Country Support, 8 Scherfigsvej, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Name:                    George Gotsadze

Expertise:               Health Sector Reform, Healthcare Policy, Social Development,
                         Management and Organizational Development, Health Care
                         Financing, Primary Healthcare, Hospital Sector, Project Design,
                         implementation management and project/program evaluation.

Born:                    1965

Nationality:             Georgian

Summary of Experience:

I am bringing experience in the area of humanitarian aid and development. For the past 11
years, I have been in a high managerial position in Central Asia, Africa and Georgia, and have
managed diverse development programs and projects. Besides managerial skills, I bring
significant experience in project cycle from the project/program conception to evaluation.
Having worked under USAID, UNICEF, The World Bank and DFID assignments, I have
gained significant experience in the program/project development/design process.

My technical expertise covers health sector reforms and health care policy with the focus on
health care financing and personal interest lies in health care systems strengthening. I have
worked on number of consultancy assignments, which addressed issues of Primary Health
Care, Health Care Financing, Hospital Sector Reforms and in general health sector reforms.

My working experience with various donor agencies and with national governments and
private sector clients enables me to work on complex assignments with quality and timely
output.

I am a fluent in Russian and English. I devoted a large portion of my career toward assisting
the countries facing humanitarian problems as well as challenges of the development. Details
of key experience are outlined below.

Education & Qualifications:

Ph.D. In Immunology and OB/Gyn, Institute of Biotechnology Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia,
1992

License, Obstetrics, Institute of Perinatal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 1989

Medical Doctor, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 1988
George Gotsadze                                                                       Page 3 of 9


Consultancy Experience:

Egyptian Social Fund for Development
Feasibility Study for Community Based Health Insurance
Egypt, January 15, 2006 - present
I was invited by Social Fund for Development to develop the program for Community Based
Health Insurance implementation in Egypt that will received funding from the World Bank over
the course of next five years.

Abt. Associates Inc.: Ukraine National Health Accounts
Ukraine, June 26, 2005 - Present
US Based health care consulting company invited me to Ukraine to develop the National
Health Accounts (NHA) and also sub-analysis for HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health. In close
cooperation with the local consultants and national counterparts from various offices of the
government, evaluated the health care financing system, identified critical sources of
information, designed the process for NHA and sub-analysis production, developed
methodology and trained the staff to collect and compile all the necessary data.

Egyptian Social Fund for Development
Feasibility Study for Community Based Health Insurance
Egypt, November 4 – December 5, 2005
I was invited by Social Fund for Development to carry out feasibility study for piloting
Community Based Health Financing (CBHF) in Upper Egypt. I designed the study
methodology, applied it with the team of local counterparts and produced the report with
relevant recommendations for SFD country and regional offices.


UNICEF Country office in Tajikistan: Policy Analysis for the Maternal Child Health
Tajikistan, July 23 – August 4, 2005
UNICEF country office invited for the MCH policy gap analysis in lieu of the health sector
reforms that were undertaken by the Ministry of Health. Analyzed major strategies and policy
documents, identified gaps, and developed recommendations for the UNICEF and
Government on the policy improvements and integration with health system reform strategies.

WHO/EMRO Sudan Feasibility Study for Community Based Health Insurance
Sudan, July 7 – 20, 2005
I was invited by WHO-EMRO to design and carry out feasibility study for piloting Community
Based Health Financing (CBHF) in Sudan. I designed the study methodology, applied it with
the team of local counterparts and produced the report with relevant recommendations for
WHO country and regional offices.


WHO/EURO Tajikistan Solutions to Home Delivery in Lieu of Health Sector Financing
Reforms
Tajikistan, April 2005
I was invited by WHO-EURO to evaluate the problem of home deliveries and offer the
solutions from health system perspective with the aim to decrease rate of home deliveries and
improve the outcome for mothers and newborns in lieu of health sector financing reforms
initiated by the Government of Tajikistan.

WHO/EMRO Pakistan Feasibility Study for Community Based Health Insurance
Pakistan, February-March 2005
I was invited by WHO-EMRO to design and carry out feasibility study for piloting Community
Based Health Financing (CBHF) in Pakistan. I designed the study methodology, applied it with
the team of local counterparts and produced the report with relevant recommendations for
WHO country and regional offices.
George Gotsadze                                                                              Page 4 of 9


DFID/UK Central Asia HIV/AIDS Control Project
Central Asian Countries, September - December 2004
As a consultant for the design of the World Bank and DFID financed Central Asia HIV/AIDS
Control Project design, I led the component design process with national counterparts. I
coordinated the process will various donors to assure coordinated approach to the epidemic
control in Central Asia.

Imperial College Consultants
Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) HIV/AIDS
mapping study.
During April-May 2004, with a group of researchers designed and implemented Central Asia
HIV/AIDS mapping study that looked at the overlap of four epidemics (HIV, STI, TB and Drug
Use) and regional drivers for epidemic spread. The findings of the mapping study were used
to advocate Central Asian governments for the regional HIV/AIDS control project.

DFID/UK Central Asia HIV/AIDS Control Project
Central Asian Countries, January - June 2004
As a consultant for institutional and stakeholder analysis contributed to the design of the
World Bank and DFID financed Central Asia HIV/AIDS Control Project design.

Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, 2003 - 2005
Senior Advisor on Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI)
This project is funded by several donors and aims at piloting CBHI in several communities in
Georgia. The functions of senior advisor are following: advise the project management team
on design and implementation matters for CBHI. Maintain dialogue with the government to
share the experiences form the pilots and to bring CBHI into policy debate and formulation
process on a national level.

PHRPlus/Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, 2002 – 2004
Senior Advisor
Georgia health information system and disease surveillance reform programme, is financed by
USAID Caucasus mission. The functions of senior advisor are diverse and include: support to
the project management team on health systems issues related to HIS and disease
surveillance, advise on financing these functions under the public financing system;
involvement in high level negotiations with the government authorities; production of issues
papers to raise the critical points and generate policy dialogue with the government and key
stakeholders.

IHSD/Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, March 2001- July 2003
Primary Healthcare Development Project for Georgia
The roles under assignment included to: Develop Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the
project; For the pilot facilities, selected under the project, develop referral and counter referral
systems; Develop social marketing strategy for successful implementation of the new PHC
model and its financing; Develop plans for the national roll out of the PHC model.

LSHTM/Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, October 2000- July 2003
Primary Healthcare Development Project for Georgia
The roles under assignment included to: design and implement HH survey for healthcare
needs and expenditure assessment; develop PHC financing model for selected five pilot
facilities; design the financial management system for the new financing model.

USAID/MSH/Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, October 2000- October 2003
Safe Motherhood Initiative
In a position of project director Safe Motherhood Initiative, which entailed following: a)
improving quality of medical services through development and implementation of new clinical
George Gotsadze                                                                          Page 5 of 9


guidelines; b) development of perinatal surveillance system and implementing it on the
regional level; c) developing and implementing community aimed IEC campaign; d) designing
and implementation of STD prevalence survey; I managed group of local and foreign
consultants to attain project objectives (total 48 people).

The World Bank/Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, February – June 2001
Privatisation of Health Financing Management Responsibilities
In close collaboration with Local experts evaluated privatisation of health financing
management responsibilities by the Tbilisi municipality to private insurance company Aldagi.

The World Bank/Health Project Coordination Unit
Georgia, 1998-2000
Georgia, PHC Project, World Bank, Health II
In the position of team leader- managed group of national and international consultants,
contracted by the World Bank, that offered assistance to GoG in the development of a national
strategy and implementation plan for Primary Health Care Reform. The work included
management of diverse group of local and international consultants to develop: a) PHC
Development Strategy for the Country; b) Project Document for the bank loan; c) detailed
implementation plan.

USAID/International Medical Corps (IMC)
Azerbaijan, August– October 2000
Primary Health Care Service Delivery in Southern regions of Azerbaijan
The consultancy work entailed evaluation of population health needs and the primary
healthcare network in the selected regions of Azerbaijan through a survey. I developed study
methodology, study instruments, analyzed the data and offered recommendations to IMC for
appropriate strategy design. The assignment also included provision of the training of IMC
staff in project planning and management.

Abt. Associates Inc./Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, February – December 1999
Hospital Financing in Georgia
Managed the project - Hospital Financing in Georgia, funded by USAID through Abt.
Associates Inc. The project thoroughly evaluated the hospital sector financing in the country
and provided policy recommendation to the Government of Georgia. Research work entailed
design, implementation, and analysis of the hospital sector financing in the country.

Kaiser Permanente International/Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, February – December 1998
Hospital Sector Rationalization
Managing Consultant for World Bank funded project through Kaiser Permanente International,
USA. Project was designed to evaluate hospital sector of the country and provide the
Government of Georgia with Hospital Sector restructuring plan. I have managed all local and
foreign technical assistance in the country as well as contributed to the analysis, planning and
development of recommendations.

The World Bank/Curatio International Foundation
Armenia, February – May 1998
Hospital Sector Rationalization
Managing Consultant for World Bank funded project through Ariane & Associates Inc, USA.
Project was designed to evaluate hospital sector in the city of Yerevan and provide the
Government of Armenia with Hospital Sector restructuring plan. I managed all local and
foreign technical assistance in the country as well as contributed to the analysis, planning and
development of recommendations.
George Gotsadze                                                                           Page 6 of 9


The World Bank/Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, April-May 1998
Gudushauri Hospital Financial feasibility Study

Managed the project - Gudushauri Hospital Financial feasibility Study in Georgia, funded by
MoH and the World Bank. The objective of the project was to evaluate financial feasibility of
the Hospital that was funded with the loan from the World Bank. It included analysis of
hospital's current operations and its current financial requirements, to determine hospital
utilization after renovation and change in the profile, estimate future financial needs and
identify the financing sources in order to develop financially self-sustainable entity.

UNICEF
Georgia, October – December 1997
Maternal Child Health
Carried out mid-term evaluation of UNICEF country assistance program for Georgia.
Produced evaluation report.

UNFPA/Curatio International Foundation
Georgia, June – December 1996
Reproductive Health Survey
Designed, implemented, and produced report on Reproductive Health Issues in Georgia. The
survey was nationwide and first in its type to be carried out in the country on a national level.


Professional Experience:
Director
Curatio International Foundation
11/96 - present
Curatio International Foundation is a not-for-profit agency with the mandate to support reforms
in health, social and educational sector. I am in a senior management position responsible for
the health portfolio of the agency. Since 1996, I have been responsible to provide overall
leadership for the development of health portfolio programs within the agency; contributed to
the organizational and staff development. My daily activities includes: program development;
implementation management; research management; evaluation of the implemented
programs; staff management; liaison with government officials and partner agency
representatives.

Lecturer

Tbilisi State University
Faculty of Health Care Management
2002-present
I teach course on Health care financing for postgraduate students.

National Institute for health
1999-present
I teach the course on strategic planning for health care at the National Institute for Health. In
addition, I am affiliated faculty at the Department of Health Administration and Human
Resources, Panuska College of Professional Studies at the University of Scranton, USA.

Head of Mission,
UMCOR United Methodist Committee on Relief
Liberia & Sierra Leone Mission
1995 - 1996
Responsible for all operations/projects in these countries

Head of Mission,
UMCOR United Methodist Committee on Relief
George Gotsadze                                                                      Page 7 of 9


Kazakhstan Mission
06/95 - 12/95
Managed emergency medical program worse of 4,500,000 USD and the staff. Performed all
close out procedures for the country office.

Deputy/Medical Director,
UMCOR United Methodist Committee on Relief
Georgia Mission
10/93 - 05/95
Established country office, developed and managed Emergency Humanitarian Programs and
staff.

Chief Executive Officer,
Family Doctors’ Company “Curatio”
Republic of Georgia
10/92 - 09/93
Established and developed organisation, its structure and constitution; short term, mid term
and long-term strategy.

Medical Doctor
Institute of Perinatal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
08/89 - 09/93

Research:

Research Fellow – The World Bank, February – June 2000. Wrote Health Financing note for
Georgia

Ph.D. Thesis - Institute of Biotechnology Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 1992

Languages:
                         READING         WRITING          SPEAKING
1. GEORGIAN              Native          Native           Native
2. English               5               5                5
3. Russian               5               4                5

Publications:
Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

    1. Gotsadze G., Bennett S, Ranson K., Gzirishvili D., 2005 Health Care Seeking
       Behavior and Out-of-pocket Payments in Tbilisi, Georgia: Household Survey Findings.
       Health Policy and Panning Vol. 20., No.4.
    2. Gotsadze G., Zoidze. A., Vasadze. O., 2004, Reform Strategies in Georgia and
       Impact on Health Care Provision in Rural Areas: Evidence from Household Survey.
       Social Science & Medicine. Vol 60/4 pp 809-821.
    3. Belli. P., Gotsadze. G. and Shahriari. H., 2004 Out-of-pocket and informal payments
       in health sector: evidence from Georgia. Health Policy. Vol. 70(1): pp 109-123
    4. Abrahams N, Adhikari R, Bhagwat IP, Christofides N, Djibuti M, Dyalchand A,
       Gotsadze G., et al. 2004, Changing the Debate about Health Research for
       Development. Journal of Public Health Policy Vol.25 No.3-4 pp 259-287.
    5. Rose L., Gotsadze. G., 2001. Georgia: Implementing a Hospital Restructuring
       Programme. Eurohealth Vol.7., No.3 74:79.
George Gotsadze                                                                     Page 8 of 9


   6. Zoidze.A, Gzirishvili,D., Gotsadze, G. 1999. Hospital Financing Study for Georgia -
      Partnership for Health Reform, Abt. Associates Inc., Small Applied Research Paper
      No. 4, Bethesda.
   7. Gotsadze.G., Mataradze,G., Zoidze.A. 1999 Hospital Sector Reform and Its
      Implications on HRD in Georgia, Human Resources for Health Development Journal 3
      (3):185-198
   8. Jorbenadze.A., Zoidze.A., Gzirishvili.D., Gotsadze.G., 1999. Health Reform and
      Hospital Financing in Georgia - Croatian Medical Journal 40(2):221-236.

Books and Chapters

   1. Cercone J., Gotsadze G., Osipov K. 2005. Evaluation of National Tuberculosis and
      HIV/AIDS Programs in Kazakhstan. The World Bank. Washington DC. Report No.
      32495-KZ.

   2. J.Godinho, A.Renton, V.Vinogradov, T.Novotny, G.Gotsadze, MJ Rivers, M.Bravo.
      2004. Reversing The Tide: Priorities for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Central Asia. The
      World Bank. Washington DC.

   3. A.Renton, D.Gzirishvili, G.Gotsadze, J.Godinho. 2004. Central Asia HIV/AIDS
      Project. Epidemics and Drivers: Regional Challenge – Regional Response. The World
      Bank.

   4. Gamkrelidze A., Atun R., Gotsadze G., MacLehose L. 2002. Health Care Systems in
      Transition: Georgia. The European Observatory on Health Care Systems.

    5. S. Bennett, G.Gotsadze. Building Capacity and Strengthening Implementation at the
       Community Level. in D.M. Dror and A.S. Preker editors. Social Re Insurance: A new
       approach to sustainable community health financing. International Labor office and
       The World Bank, 2002, 225-240.
CIF Publications

       1. Gotsadze G., Cashin C., Zoidze A., Valdin J., 2005, Descriptive background to
          health care financing reform strategy development in Georgia. HCF Discussion
          paper No. 1. CoReform Project. Tbilisi. Georgia.
       2. Gotsadze G., Turdziladze A., Lebanidze S., Goginashvili K., 2005, National health
          accounts for Georgia 2001-2003: Preliminary Estimates, CoReform Project.
          Tbilisi. Georgia.
       3. Gotsadze. G., Dixon A., 2004 Healthcare Financing in Georgia: a Functional
          Analysis, Curatio International Foundation, Tbilisi.
       4. Gotsadze. G., Jugeli.L., 2003 Private-Public Partnership in Georgia: Case Study
          of Contracting Private Insurance Company by the Municipal Health Fund. Curatio
          International Foundation. Tbilisi. Georgia.
       5. Gotsadze. G., Jugeli.L., 2003 Private-Public Partnership in Georgia: Case Study
          of Contracting NGO to Provide Pediatric Cardio-Surgery Services to the
          Population. Curatio International Foundation. Tbilisi. Georgia.
       6. Gotua. M., Abramidze. T., Gotsadze. G., Chkhatarashvili. K., Sakvarelidze. G.,
          Sapirie S., 2002 A Prevalence Study of Sexually Transmitted Infections and
          Anemia Among Sexually Active Reproductive Age Women in Two Regions of
          Georgia, Curatio International Foundation, Tbilisi 2002.
       7. Gotsadze G., Gzirishvili D., Bennett S, Ranson K., 2001. Health Service
          Utilization and Expenditures in Tbilisi, Report on Household Survey, Curatio
          International Foundation, Tbilisi 2001.
       8. Gotsadze G., Bennett S, 2001. Primary Health Care Financing in Georgia,
          Background Paper, Curatio International Foundation, Tbilisi.
George Gotsadze                                                                      Page 9 of 9


       9. Gotsadze G., Bennett S, 2001, Financing Options Discussion Paper for the
          Development of PHC Model in Georgia, Curatio International Foundation, Tbilisi.
       10. Gotsadze.G., 2000, Population's Health Needs and Health Service Utilization in
           Southern Azerbaijan, Curatio International Foundation, Tbilisi.
       11. Gotsadze.G., 2000. Primary Health Care Network Southern Regions of
           Azerbaijan, Curatio International Foundation, Tbilisi.
       12. Gotsadze.G., Kvitashvili.A., 2000 PHC Network Assessment in Western regions
           of Georgia: Guria, Imereti and Samegrelo. Curatio International Foundation.
           Tbilisi. p. 1-56
       13. Gotsadze.G., Nanitashvili.N., 2000 Popilation's Health Needs in Western
           Georgia: Guria, Imereti and Samegrelo. Curatio International Foundation. Tbilisi.
           p. 1-40
       14. Gotsadze., G., 1999 Financial Feasibility of General Hospital in the Name of
           Professor Gudushauri, Technical Paper, Curatio International Foundation, Tbilisi.

				
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