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Abt's Caroline Quijada To Represent Private Sector Health on International Boards Focused on Improving Outcomes For Women, Children, and Adolescents

Rockville, Md.  –  Caroline Quijada’s expertise in how the private sector can support family planning and reproductive health has been recognized by her appointment to two international bodies. She will sit on the Partnership for Maternal & Newborn Child Health (PMNCH) Board and the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility Investors Group.

Quijada, a principal associate in Abt’s International Development division, was appointed to PMNCH’s board after serving as an alternate for two years. PMNCH is the world’s largest alliance for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health. It brings together more than 1,100 partner organizations from 10 constituencies across 192 countries, and is chaired by the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand. PMNCH’s Secretariat is hosted by the World Health Organization. Quijada will represent the perspective of private sector partners in reproductive, maternal, and newborn health as the organization refreshes its strategy. 

She has made a similar transition to a full seat on the board of the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility’s Investors Group (GFF). Quijada again represents the private sector’s point of view in this organization, which was formed to “fill a significant financing gap so that women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health and nutrition is prioritized and funded.”

“Caroline’s deep knowledge of how to integrate the private sector into health systems to improve outcomes for women, children, and youth will prove invaluable to PMNCH and the GFF as they address complex health needs,” said Eric Reading, division vice president, International Development. “She’s truly the perfect fit for these roles.”

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