Making decisions with available data - global and donor perspective with a focus on financing (Logan Brenzel, Raymond Hutubessy, Tommy Wilkinson, Jhoney Barcarolo, Gloria Ikilezi)

Logan Brenzel (@loganbrenzel) is a health economist with more than 35 years of health financing and development experience worldwide, including working with ministries of health and finance on approaches to priority setting, sustainable financing, and health financing/reform. Logan manages a portfolio of investments on immunization financing and economics for the BMGF, and works with Gavi on health systems and sustainability technical working groups (@GatesFoundation).

Raymond Hutubessy ( is a Senior Health Economist at the World Health Organization (WHO). He is the Executive Secretary of the WHO Immunization and Vaccines related Implementation Research (IVIR) Advisory Committee. As the lead economist at the Immunization, Vaccine and Biologicals Department, he sponsors and conducts research in vaccine economics and modelling of vaccine preventable diseases (@WHO). 

Tommy Wilkinson ( is a health economist and clinical pharmacist. He was the health economics lead for iDSI in sub-Saharan Africa, where he led research and technical assistance projects aimed at strengthening priority setting and health technology assessment (HTA) in South Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa (@idsihealth). In addition to working with iDSI, Tommy is a lecturer at the health economics unit at University of Cape Town and a consultant economist with Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank.

Jhoney Barcarolo ( is the Head of Immunisation Financing and Sustainability at the Gavi Secretariat in Geneva (@GAVI) where he manages Gavi’s strategic engagement on issues related to co-financing, transition and sustainability. Prior to Gavi, Jhoney served in advisory and strategy positions at WHO, the World Bank, the Brazilian Government, and in the private sector.

Gloria Ikilezi ( is a research scientist at the Institute of Health metrics and Evaluation (@IHME_UW). She recently completed her doctorate in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science at the University of Washington. Gloria is a physician/epidemiologist by training, and her work includes a range of research activities at the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration in Uganda, with a more recent focus on program evaluation and resource tracking for immunization at IHME. Her main interests involve implementation and evaluation of maternal and child health programs in developing countries.