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The Project Advisory Group, a team of leading professionals with expertise in MNCH, architecture and technology in low resource settings, provide guidance to the process.

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Priya Agrawal

Executive Director
Merck for Mothers
An Obstetrician and Gynecologist and global women's health expert, Dr. Agrawal previously served as Director of Research and Development for the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health.

France Donnay

Maternal Health Consultant
France Donnay, MD, FRCOG, FACOG, MPH is an independent consultant. Before this, she was a Senior Program Officer, Maternal Health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bukola Fawole

Pioneer Director
National Institute of Maternal & Child Health, University of Ibadan
Dr. Fawole works with maternal and fetal medicine; scaling up of interventions to reduce maternal/perinatal morbidity and mortality; and training and expansion of clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jillian Foote

Associate Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Jillian Foote manages the grants portfolio of grants focused on advocacy for MNCH and Integrated Delivery within priority geographies for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s work in these areas.

Aparajita Gogoi

Executive Director
Centre for Catalyzing Change
Dr Gogoi is a political scientist with over 20 years of experience in program management and policy issues in population, especially reproductive health and young people’s health and rights.

Metin Gülmezoglu

Medical Officer
World Health Organisation
Dr A. Metin Gülmezoglu is the coordinator for the maternal and perinatal health and preventing unsafe abortion team and Research Capacity Strengthening, at The UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO.

Frances Hughes

Chief Executive Officer
International Council of Nurses
Dr Hughes is the CEO of the International Council of Nurses and has held senior roles across a range of organisations.

Tracy Johnson

Senior Program Officer, User Experience and Innovation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Tracy is a cultural anthropologist turned human-centered design expert. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she is responsible for creating a vision for how to best apply human-centered design across the Foundation’s portfolio of grants as well as building capacity in this area.

Jerker Liljestrand

Senior Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Jerker Liljestrand (MD PhD) is an obstetrician-gynecologist, originally from Sweden, has worked in the field of SRHR in over 30 countries and for organizations including WHO, the World Bank, UNICEF, and USAID.

Rose Mlay

National Coordinator, Tanzania
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
Rose Mlay has been the National Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania (WRATZ) since 2005. She has formed a coalition of individuals, local and international NGOs, professional associations, government institutions, ministries, parliamentarians and UN bodies, countrywide.

Faith Muguai

Chief Medical Officer
Jacaranda Health
Chief Medical Officer at Jacaranda Health, a scaling organization, whose providing high quality, affordable MNCH services in Kenya. Previously, frontline health service delivery, clinical research, program development and executive management in leading health institutions.

Lauri Romanzi

Global Director for Fistula Care Plus
EngenderHealth, Inc.
A physician and the Global Director for Fistula Care Plus project of EngenderHealth, Inc, Dr. Romanzi is U.S. board certified gynecologist with sub-specialty board credentials in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS).

Hamid Rushwan

Chief Executive
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor Rushwan is Chief Executive of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).

Sridhar Srikantiah

Technical Director
CARE India
Sridhar Srikantiah, Technical Director, IFHI and Bihar Technical Support Program, is an MD (Pediatrics), and a Hubert H Humphrey Fellow (2001).

Dilys Walker

University of California San Francisco
Professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California San Francisco, and co-founder and President of PRONTO International.

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