We are based in Oslo and support global health projects and organizations in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. We provide your organization with technical support, research, monitoring and evaluation advise and development of training curricula. We focus on strengthening what we believe are core pillars of successful interventions: strong evidence, ongoing training and support and motivated teams.

Candela Iglesias

Founder and Director

Read her interview for the LSHTM Alumni blog here
List of publications (pdf)

Candela’s aspiration is to do her part to ensure good health and wellbeing for all, especially the most vulnerable. She is passionate about using evidence to improve programmes in humanitarian and development settings. For years, she has worked supporting international and local actors to strengthen their results by using interventions that are proven to work, strengthening their data and reinforcing leadership and teambuilding.

She holds an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and did her PhD research and Masters in Microbiology-Virology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.

Candela has over 18 years of experience on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, along with experience in Epidemic preparedness and response, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent health, gender equity, psychosocial support and mental health programmes.

She has worked with NGOs, multilateral organizations, academia and health institutions in Latin America, Africa, Europe and  Southeast Asia supporting them in:

  • Developing health and psychosocial support programmes.
  • Analysing results and sharing lessons learned in adequate forums.
  • Understanding and setting up monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Strengthening program management and organizational processes.
  • Training individuals in leadership skills and public speaking/advocacy.
  • Designing and imparting workshops to train facilitators in health issues (HIV-AIDS, Sexual health, qualitative and quantitative data analysis).

Candela has authored several research papers. She is also the author of Build Your Dream Team. Leadership based in a passion for people, and the founder of Sekkan Leadership, a platform helping people from non-managerial careers, particularly in the sciences and health fields, to become stronger leaders.

Candela is available for podcasts and lectures. Please contact us at sue.tuck@alandahealth.com to discuss in more detail.

Coralie Gagnard
Project Manager

Whilst living in different parts of Southern Africa and Latin-America, Coralie developed a special interest in equitable access to healthcare for all. She holds a European Master’s degree in Health Economics and Management, with a specialization in Global Health, after she had already obtained a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Personal experiences shaped her passion for solving global health issues with innovative solutions. Coralie enjoys developing educational content for Alanda’s online platforms. She is known for her enthusiasm and connecting people and organizations in order to achieve project goals with multidisciplinary teams.

Dr. Joris Vandelanotte
Associate Partner

Dr. Joris Vandelanotte is a Medical Doctor and Specialist in Public Health Medicine with over 25 years’ experience in Sub-Saharan Africa in the fields of public health, health systems strengthening, primary health care, monitoring and evaluation and operational research.  Joris started his career with Médecins sans Frontières in Kenya, Chad and Srebrenica, where he combined clinical practice with district health management and hospital and community infection control and disease outbreak responses (e.g. cholera).

He worked and lived for 20 years in Southern Africa, focusing on district health systems, control of communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB, outbreak response), operational research and HIV prevention care and treatment projects. Joris works currently as an independent consultant, focusing on public health evaluations:  Landscape analysis of neglected tropical diseases actors in multiple countries, several evaluations of multi-country learning networks (CQUIN, LabCoP, SSLN), workshops on the use of text analytics in evaluation, GIS training, and the development of a standardized ERU module for infection prevention and control.

Valérie Balvert
Research Assistant

Valérie holds a BSc. in European Public Health and recently obtained a MSc. in Global Health from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She developed a strong interest in One Health, global health policy, as well as global health security. After her internship, Valérie started working as research assistant at Alanda, where she is currently responsible for, amongst others, developing educational content on our online platforms, managing our online Thrive community of public and global health professionals, and supporting Candela in various client projects. Through her current position, Valérie is eager to learn more about innovative ways to tackle global health inequities. She also really enjoys team-work and learning from other people’s experience and perceptions.

Sabine Donders
Public Health Intern

Sabine holds a BSc in Medicine from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. She has always had an interest for health equity and after a medical internship in Ghana she decided to pursue a career in the field of global health. She recently obtained a Master’s degree in Global Health from Maastricht University. This programme provided her with theoretical insights into topics such as global health governance, resilient health systems and global health science and technology. Sabine has always been particularly interested in Maternal and Child Health, and she aspires to work in this field at national and international health agencies.

During her internship at Alanda Health, she is excited to apply her academic knowledge to real-life global health challenges and learn from her team members.

Geonel Moluba
Public Health Intern

Geonel has recently obtained a Master’s in Public Health from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States. She is passionate about attaining health equity in Lower and middle-income countries, which she hopes will improve by prioritizing the needs of people who are most disadvantaged and disproportionately affected. Geonel aspires to work for international agencies in research and health policy.

During her time at Alanda health, she is eager to put into practice all the knowledge acquired during her academic years and looks forward to building a strong relationship with her team members.

Bruno Rocha
Public Health Intern

Born and raised in Mexico, Bruno is a general practitioner. His experience with rural communities in his home country has made him more conscious of the systemic issues that limit access to healthcare and quality of life. He is enrolled in a master’s degree in Global Health at Maastricht University with specialization in Global Health Leadership and Organization which involves policy analysis and management. Since children are the key to our future, he believes that health services should be strengthened, and policies should be developed specifically with children in mind. 

As an intern for Alanda Health, he is excited to pick up knowledge from the other members of the team and expects that the experience will make it easier for him to apply his theoretical understanding to the real-world problems that the Global and Public Health working environment present.


Jami Johnson Darkoh

Senior Consultant

Jami Johnson Darkoh is an international development expert with 16 years of experience working with multilateral organizations, civil society organizations, government, and the private sector across more than 25 countries. Her areas of expertise include health program management and oversight, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), capacity development, and communications. 

Jami has consulted with numerous clients to improve health and development programs in low- and middle-income countries, including KPMG, UNAIDS, the Global Fund, Oxford Policy Management, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and others. She has previously worked as the director of the UNAIDS-funded Technical Support Facility in East and Southern Africa, where she led the provision of technical assistance to HIV programs in 21 countries in the region. She has also worked as a public health and M&E specialist at the Global Fund in the areas of HIV, TB, and malaria, with a focus on West and Central Africa and the Middle East. Her experience includes programs funded by USAID, CDC, and the private sector while working with BroadReach, Mott MacDonald, and FHI 360.  

Jami has extensive experience working with vulnerable populations, and has a particular interest in gender, equity, and social innovation. She has an MPH in Global Health Promotion, an MBA in Global Management, and a certificate in International Economic Relations.