Patrick Pascal Saint-Firmin

Patrick Pascal Saint-Firmin

Principal Technical Advisor and Cluster Lead for Health Financing

Dr. Pascal Saint-Firmin is a Principal Technical Advisor and Cluster Lead for Health Financing within GHSI’s Health Economics and Financing Practice Area at MSH. He manages the health financing technical assistance pipeline to support business development and project requests across MSH’s global portfolio. He has more than 18 years of applied analytics experience across 20 countries through remote and in-country technical support roles, senior management, and team leader positions under projects funded by various donors, including the Global Fund and USAID. He also served as a family medicine practitioner for more than a decade. In his current role, he provides oversight and analytical support to country governments and programs for domestic resource mobilization, health financing system evaluations, budget spending and efficiency, sustainable supply chain financing systems, innovative and private-sector financing solutions, strategic purchasing, and provider payment system design and reforms. He is passionate about the increasing role of governments and the private sector in building sustainably financed and resilient health systems that are responsive to communities’ needs while protecting them from financial hardship.

He formerly served as a technical advisor in health financing at Palladium and has provided technical support across the Caribbean, Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining Palladium, Dr. Saint-Firmin served as health systems strengthening and costing consultant and project team leader with Dexis Consulting Group and a health financing advisor with Abt Associates. He previously worked under USAID-funded projects with MSH in Haiti for five years, serving as health systems strengthening director and senior technical advisor on the SCMS project. He was also a health financing specialist and service delivery technical advisor on the SDSH project.

He holds an MD from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Universit√© Notre-Dame d’Haiti and an MS in international health policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He is a native French and Haitian Creole speaker and is fluent in English.