Dr. Ngongo has spent the past 20 years managing projects that increase access to healthcare, improve health outcomes, and strengthen health systems. At RTI, Dr. Ngongo provides oversight, strategic guidance, and support to all aspects of programmatic operations for the Center for Global Noncommunicable Diseases. A capable and diplomatic leader, she ensures that deliverables are on time and on budget, whether the program is an innovative pilot or a national program serving millions.
Dr. Ngongo has a passion for seeing that health systems serve everyone. She manages diverse client relationships, including expectation alignment, facilitating clear communications, negotiating contracts, soliciting performance feedback, and resolving issues. She assigns and monitors workload and project activity across a globally dispersed team. With a collaborative and thoughtful approach to management, Dr. Ngongo ensures that programs efficiently and effectively achieve their goals.
Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Ngongo had the privilege to work alongside healthcare providers and policymakers through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EngenderHealth, Evidence Action, Grameen Foundation, and the Peace Corps. Dr. Ngongo’s doctoral analysis of fistula etiology and epidemiology in Eastern Africa points to opportunities to improve emergency obstetric care and surgical safety for marginalized women in remote, rural, and insecure locations.