A seasoned health information specialist with work experience that spans 23 years in various capacities in Africa, Laila Lokosang is conversant with current health issues and interventions. Lokosang has performed close to 20 consultancies funded by organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the European Union Delegation, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank. Since 2005, Mr. Lokosang has been an associate of four international consultancy firms specializing in health information systems and monitoring and evaluation: Health Partners International (UK); Acacia Consultancy (Kenya), Conseit Santé (South Africa) and Salephera Consultants (Malawi). His distinguished area of expertise is database and systems designs. He is the principle author of a number of reports: Directory of HIV/AIDS Support Groups in Malawi, 2000. Malawi Prenatal Morbidity and Mortality Survey Report, 2002, Operation Manual for Malawi Nurses and Midwives Electronic Registry, 2006 Southern Sudan HIV and AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, 2008.Southern Sudan United Nations General Assembly Special on HIV and AIDS (UNGASS) Report, 2007/8 Southern Sudan United Nations General Assembly Special on HIV and AIDS (UNGASS) Report, 2009/10. Lokosang is also the author of two books and numerous journal articles. He served professionally in various national and international capacities: as a lecturer of business statistics at the then Regional Accountancy Training Centre in Juba (2 years), South Sudan, head of the Health Statistics Department in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in the then Equatoria Region of South Sudan (5 years), Health Information Systems Specialist with the United Nations in Malawi (1992-99) and Director for Monitoring and Evaluation with the Southern Sudan Commission for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (3 years). Lokosang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in statistics from the University of Juba and Master of Science degree (cum laude) in Statistics and Food Security from South Africa. He is presently studying for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Statistics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He is fluent in English, Arabic and has a working knowledge of French. 


 

English
Arabic
French

expertise
  • Health systems database designs

  • Data processing

  • Social research

education
  • Ph.D (Completing, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal)