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Dr. Yves Ilunga | RTI

Yves Ilunga Banze

Resident Advisor / Chief of Party


MD and MPH, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Diploma, Biochemistry, Institut Home Feyen de Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Dr. Yves Ilunga Banze is a public health specialist with more than 18 years of experience managing public health programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, health information systems (HIS), and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). He also has experience working in primary health care within the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the DRC and for international humanitarian organizations.

Currently, Dr. Ilunga serves as the Resident Advisor/Chief of Party for the USAID Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Program, led by JSI in partnership with RTI and other organizations. CHISU is USAID’s flagship data and information system program to strengthen countries’ National Malaria Control Program capacity and leadership to manage and use health information systems to improve evidence-based decision-making.  

Before joining RTI, Dr. Ilunga served as a Project Director and M&E Director for ICAP at Columbia University where he led efforts to build the capacity and leadership of the National AIDS Control Program within the MOH to manage and use health information for a PEPFAR-funded project. He provided oversight in designing, reviewing, and implementing M&E- and data-related activities for ICAP’s projects in the DRC.  

Before joining ICAP, Dr. Ilunga served in M&E, data management, and health technical positions with various international humanitarian organizations in the DRC, including International Rescue Committee and Interchurch Medical Assistance World Health. He also spent six years with DRC’s MOH as Medical District Manager.  

Dr. Ilunga is fluent in French, Swahili, Lingala, and has working knowledge of English. He is a member of the Physicians Corporation of the DRC. 

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