Tana Wuliji, PhD BPharm is a Technical Officer for health workforce at the World Health Organization (WHO). She is a health workforce specialist, researcher and policy advisor and has led the development of workforce plans, strategies and advised on their implementation in 14 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Her current work at WHO supports the joint secretariat for the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth (http://www.who.int/hrh/com-heeg). The secretariat is hosted by the International Labour Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Health Organization. The Commission was established by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on 2 March 2016 with the objective of proposing actions to guide and stimulate the creation of health and social sector jobs as a means to advance inclusive economic growth.
Between 2010 – 2014, Tana headed the Health Workforce Development Unit in the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project (ASSIST) and the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) at the Quality and Performance Institute, University Research Co., LLC (URC). As the Program Manager between 2005 – 2009, Tana established a new portfolio on pharmaceutical workforce and education at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), a global professional association representing pharmacists. She received her PhD from the University of London and a BPharm from the University of Otago.