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Regional Chief Operating Officer: Health Programmes

Dr Dino Rech

MBBCH, MBA

Dr Dino Rech is a clinician and social entrepreneur who has spent his career focused on how to use research, lean management principles, and technological innovation and apply them to clinical settings to improve efficiencies and outcomes in the primary health care (PHC) setting.

Dr Rech has worked across the spectrum of private, government and NGO healthcare sectors as a practising physician and as the founder and director of an emergency medicine practice as well as HIV prevention NGO, the Centre for HIV-AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS). More recently he worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation managing an international portfolio of investments focused on innovation to improve PHC service delivery and outcomes. He joined the Aurum Institute in 2018, as the Regional Chief Operating Officer responsible for Aurum’s health programme divisions.

Dr Rech is especially passionate about improving access to good quality healthcare on the continent and sees a careful balance of government, private sector and societal stakeholder needs and inputs as key to achieving this. He obtained both his Medical and MBA degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand.