Mirja Sjöblom is a Senior Economist at the World Bank. She advises countries on issues related to health financing and service delivery reforms. She joined the Global Financing Facility in January 2016. Her expertise was built over 15 years of various assignments in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Selected engagements include advising the Government of China on socially responsible ways to expand private sector participation in the health sector, assessing how cancer care can be improved in Brazil and designing large provider payment reforms in Brazil, Haiti and Zambia.
She holds an M Sc. in economics and international business from the Stockholm School of Economics, is a PhD candidate in health policy at the University of Edinburgh and faculty of the Managing Markets for Health course. She has published various articles and co-authored books on topics related to health system performance, international migration and gender.