Lucy Mize, Health Team Lead, USAID/Asia Bureau and Elisa Adelman, Health Officer, USAID/Asia Bureau
Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : May 16, 2017
Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Price : $0.00
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Hosted by the Healthcare and Government & Regional Affairs Committees
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the US Government’s lead federal agency focused on advancing US foreign policy objectives through support for development programs including: economic growth, agriculture, education, global health, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. To date, they have cultivated more than 1,000 collaborations with the private sector-- with more than 3,000 partners globally-- to leverage billions of dollars. Join us to learn about the different ways that USAID partners with the private sector in Asia on healthcare, why this is a ‘win’ for all involved, what this means for the future of development in Asia, and how companies can engage.
About the Speakers
Health Team Lead
Lucy Mize has over 25 years of international public health experience in both Sub-Saharan Africa and the South-East Asia region. She lived in Indonesia for 18 years and worked with the government of Indonesia on a variety of health programs, including providing support to the national task force revising maternal health policy and the Millennium Development Goals commission. Her primary area of expertise is in preventing maternal mortality and community services, she was co-author on a monograph published by the World Bank entitled "And then she died" which analyzed maternal mortality in Indonesia. In recent years she has engaged on the Global Health Security Agenda in her role as the health team lead for the Asia Bureau, USAID Washington. Lucy holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BS in Public Health Nursing from Georgetown University and an MPH in Health Policy from the University of California Berkeley.
Elisa Adelman is a Health Officer serving within USAID’s Asia Bureau/Technical Services Division. She has also served as Deputy Director of the Health and Education Office for USAID/Central Asia, and as the Tuberculosis Lead at the Regional Development Mission for Asia in Bangkok. Before joining USAID, she worked for Tides Foundation in San Francisco. Elisa has also consulted for Project Concern International in Addis Ababa, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Geneva, and for 'The Baja Project' in Mexico. She holds a master's degree in international development/public health from the University of California at San Diego and a bachelor's degree from Claremont McKenna College.