As an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist & Public Health professional, with over 25 years of experience, I enjoy strong ability to strengthening country strategic leadership, decision making and implementation processes, for program managers to be able to translate new ideas, guidelines and strategies into effective policies, health programs and work plans, in the context of Universal Health Coverage & Sustainable Development Goals.
On my current job, as maternal health expert in WHO headquarters (Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health & Ageing), I want to point out the following key areas of work:
My research work has focused on Antenatal care, Prevention of Mother – To – Child Transmission and quality of care improvement for maternal and newborn health for the last two decades. And part of the WHO HQ team providing oversight to the antenatal care implementation research initiative on the WHO ANC 8-contact model in 4 countries (India, Burkina Faso, Rwanda & Zambia).
Currently serving as co-chair of Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality country implementation group (EPMM CIG).
Global Co-chair of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group which aims at aligning RBM partners on best practices in MIP programming to help priority countries achieve high coverage of high impact malaria interventions globally.