Dana Burduja

“With every single project or initiative, we’re making a difference to people’s health and lives. Every one of these counts, and we’re partially responsible for getting it right!”

Main area of expertise: Health economics

Secondary area of expertise: Social services, including long-term care, integrated care and community care

Dana Burduja is part of the EIB’s Projects Directorate, INCO Department, Life Sciences Division. In her capacity as Senior Health Economist, she leads the evaluation of EIB health sector investments, contributes to the appraisal of health and social sector projects and programmes, supports transversal EIB initiatives from a health sector perspective and builds partnerships with relevant local, regional, national and international actors.

Before joining the EIB, Dana worked with several international agencies (IFC, WB, USAID, WHO, SDC, etc.) both within Europe and in developing countries worldwide, designing, implementing and monitoring large-scale health reform programmes and projects. Dana is a medical doctor turned health economist, with more than 20 years’ experience in supporting health investments, health financing and funding, and providers’ payment mechanisms; analysing, designing and implementing health systems’ reform programmes (including health insurance systems); providing advisory services for public-private partnerships in health; and implementing public health programmes in priority areas of intervention.