Senior Principal Technical Advisor, Infectious Diseases and Practice Lead for HIV and AIDS
Sarah Konopka, Senior Principal Technical Advisor for MSH’s Infectious Diseases and HIV and AIDS work, leads MSH’s technical work in HIV prevention and response and serves as the Health System Strengthening lead of the Reaching Impact, Saturation and Epidemic control (RISE) project, which is funded by PEPFAR through USAID and led by Jhpiego. Konopka has more than 15 years of experience in program design and implementation, research, and policy analysis in HIV and integrated health programs. She previously served as Technical Director of the MSH-led, USAID-funded African Strategies for Health (ASH) project. Prior to joining MSH in 2012, Konopka worked at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, providing technical support to Asia- and Eastern Europe-based civil society organizations to manage and implement HIV-related programming for key populations, and served as an HIV and AIDS and Community Health Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, where she designed and managed community-based HIV prevention projects. Konopka holds a master’s degree in international development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.