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Nyota Wright
Manager, Global Market Research , Animal Health
Base/Location: 
New York, New York, U.S.
NGO Partner: 
Columbia University/ Earth Institute/ Access Project
Assignment Location: 
Kigali, Rwanda
Duration: 
October 2009 – April 2010
Fellowship Title: 
Manager, Global Market Research
Fellow Biography: 

Nyota started working for Pfizer in October 2003 as a Senior Analyst in the global market research team. Since this time, sheýs worked on a variety of projects, species, therapeutic areas and markets. Currently, she is responsible for market research for all early development products for swine, in-line swine products in the US and support for products in CLAR (Canada, Latin America Region). This role includes identifying market trends; uncovering unmet needs; measuring the performance of existing products and programs; project management; and the development of tools and analysis of data to gain further understanding of our customers, markets, products and programs. Ultimately, she creates actionable recommendations to improve current offerings and ensure that new products are developed to address customer needs.

During her assignment with the Access Project, Nyota will be developing management systems to collect data indicators for program monitoring and evaluation, train team members and business leaders in data collection and management of the systems and provide methods to analyze and use data effectively. Through this experience, Nyota hopes to improve her understanding of the health challenges effecting Rwanda, enhance her skills for working with teams from diverse backgrounds and leverage her existing skills to further improve the Access Project.

The Access Project in Rwanda works at the health center level to strengthen the public health systemýs ability to address the populationýs health needs, with a focus on improving care for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB.