Floride Niyuhire, MD, MPH, is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of public health experience in Africa, ranging from hospital-based medical practice to policy formulation and implementation throughout decentralized systems. She brings deep experience building the capacities of ministries of health to implement change agendas, supporting the development and operationalization of new policies, and successfully introducing innovative approaches to struggling health systems. Since joining MSH in 2011, Dr. Niyuhire has provided senior technical and managerial leadership to develop the capacities of the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) to manage and implement performance-based financing (PBF) mechanisms, eventually moving to Liberia to launch a $30 million USAID program. She is currently project director for a $20 million USAID program. She provided senior technical assistance to the MOH in Rwanda, Haiti, and Malawi to develop PBF policies designed to scale high-impact interventions in maternal, newborn, and child health and institutionalize Rwanda's health accreditation system. Prior to joining MSH, she led a World Bank Institute program to build the capacities of health-sector stakeholders in nine West African countries to implement PBF mechanisms. Dr. Niyuhire holds a master’s degree in public health and has experience in leading quality management teams. She also is a medical doctor with seven years of experience as a general practitioner in hospitals in Burundi.