Addressing Key Health Challenges

Addressing Key Health Challenges

Whether it is designing a new approach to fight TB or addressing the increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases, we bring more than 50 years of experience and technical expertise to bear on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.

We work side-by-side with public, private, and community partners at all levels of the health system to develop the skills they need to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health threats that imperil people’s lives and wellbeing.

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Pandemic Preparedness and Response

We build capacity at all levels of a health system to strengthen disease surveillance systems, reinforce strong national public health systems and workforces, and introduce the tools needed to prevent and control infectious diseases.

Clinician carries out TB testing

We apply evidence-informed knowledge and technical expertise to highly complex environments, where TB services are most desperately needed.

Woman under mosquito net over bed

We work to ensure access to lifesaving medicines and diagnostics and that health providers at all levels of the health system have the skills to effectively diagnose and treat malaria.

Health worker delivers HIV test in Angola

We build public- and private-sector capacity worldwide to prevent, treat, and manage HIV and AIDS and build systems that deliver gender-responsive, high-quality HIV services.

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Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health

We actively engage women, children, and adolescents in the design and implementation of culturally respectful interventions that meet their needs and ensure good health throughout their lifetime.

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Noncommunicable Diseases

For over 50 years, we have been strengthening health systems to facilitate integrated screening and treatment interventions necessary to stem the tide of noncommunicable diseases.

Technical Experts

View Person: Amy Boldosser-Boesch
Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Senior Technical Director and Practice Area Lead for Health Policy, Advocacy and Engagement, and Integrated Health Care

Amy Boldosser-Boesch

Senior Technical Director and Practice Area Lead for Health Policy, Advocacy, and Engagement and Integrated Health Care

View Person: Thomas Hall
Thomas Hall, Senior Principal Technical Advisor, Malaria

Thomas Hall

Senior Principal Technical Advisor for Malaria

View Person: Elke Konings
Elke Konings, Senior Technical Director Pandemic Preparedness and Response and Interim Director of Infectious Diseases

Elke Konings

Senior Director, Pandemic Preparedness and Response

View Person: Sarah Konopka
Sarah Konopka, Senior Principal Technical Advisor

Sarah Konopka

Technical Director of Infectious Diseases and Cluster Lead for HIV and AIDS

View Person: Muluken Melese
Muluken Melese

Muluken Melese

Senior Technical Advisor, TB and HIV and AIDS

View Person: Martha Murdock
Martha Murdock

Martha Murdock

Senior Principal Technical Advisor, Women’s Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health

View Person: Alaine Nyaruhirira
Alaine Nyaruhirira

Alaine Nyaruhirira

Principal Technical Advisor for Laboratory Systems

View Person: Pedro G. Suarez
Dr. Pedro Suarez, Senior Director Infectious Diseases Cluster

Pedro G. Suarez

Global Technical Lead and Cluster Lead for Tuberculosis