Ritgak is a medical doctor and anthropologist with twelve years’ experience spanning health systems, public health programmes and research. Between 2015 and 2017, she served as adviser to Nigeria’s minister of health.
Prior to that, she worked at the World Bank in Nigeria on government’s results-based financing for primary healthcare. She has currently returned to the World Bank where she supports a nation-wide program-for-results in health sector governance, alongside other health, nutrition, and population programs.
In prior roles, Ritgak has been the lead strategist and curator at the Private Sector Health Alliance. She has also worked and consulted for other development partners and non-profit organizations. She is the author of the publication, “When Institutions Work: Nigeria’s Ebola Response”, and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications.
Ritgak has a Master’s degree from University College London and is a 2017 West African Global Health Fellow of Chatham House Centre for Global Health Security.