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Carrie Ngongo

Carrie Ngongo

Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist


PhD, Medical and Health Sciences, Ghent University
MHS, International Health Systems, Johns Hopkins University
BS, Biology, Duke University


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 manages projects, supports business development, and conducts research in the Global Health Division.

Dr. Ngongo has a passion for seeing that health systems serve everyone. She manages diverse relationships, including aligning expectations, facilitating clear communications, negotiating contracts, soliciting performance feedback, and resolving issues. With a collaborative and thoughtful approach to management, Dr. Ngongo ensures that projects 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.