Senior Principal Technical Advisor and Cluster Lead for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health
Dr. Tamar Chitashvili is an obstetrician and gynecologist and public health professional with over 20 years experiences in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and programs targeting access to and improved outcomes of quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), reproductive health (RH), family planning (FP) and non-communicable diseases (NCD) services in over 35 lower- and middle-income countries. Prior to joining MSH, Dr. Chitashvili was technical director of maternal and newborn health at Corus International, where she led the company’s maternal and newborn health and quality of care portfolio, including the global MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) project, focused on fragile settings.
Prior to this role, Dr. Chitashvili effectively led the MNCH/FP/RH/NCDs portfolio for USAID’s Global Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in 27 countries and served as director of MNCH/FP/RH/NCDs at University Research Co. LLC (URC). As director of URC’s field office in Georgia and Chief of Party of USAID’s Health Care Improvement (HCI) and ASSIST projects, she successfully managed two complex USAID-funded projects in Georgia, and as head of the Health Policy Department at the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Dr. Chitashvili provided strategic technical direction to the health and social sector reform in the country.
Dr. Chitashvili is one of the key technical resource partners for WHO’s Global Network to Improve Care of Mothers, Newborns and Children and has worked extensively with global, regional, and country actors and partnerships to advance global MNCH/FP/RH policy dialogue.