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Panelists

Bio

Christina Bethke is currently the Program Coordinator for Tiyatien Health in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County Liberia. She presently supervises and supports a team of more than 70 staff who are working to bring health care to the rural poor through an innovative model of Frontline Health Workers. Tiyatien is also deeply involved in the relief effort for more than 70,000 Ivorian refugees who entered Grand Gedeh County during the violence that followed Cote d'Ivoire's elections. Previously, she was the Project Coordinator for the Global Health Delivery Project (GHD) at Harvard University for three-and-a-half years. During her tenure, she coordinated a Health Systems Strengthening collaboration project with the World Health Organization and 8 university partners. She also coordinated the first joint HSPH-HMS course offering, Global Health Effectiveness Program, in July 2009. Prior to joining Harvard, Christina worked in health promotion and program planning & evaluation at PACT, a sister organization to Partners In Health and part of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Department of Global Health Equity. Christina graduated from Boston University’s MSW/MPH Dual Degree Program in 2006. During her graduate school tenure, she served as Research Assistant concentrating on evidence-based practice in public health social work. She completed her undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University where she majored in Psychology and Spanish.

Work Location

  • Liberia

Organization

  • Tiyatien Health

Bio

Minister of Health in Rwanda. Pediatrician specialized in emergency pediatrics, neonatology, and the treatment of HIV/AIDS; and she Chair the Rwandan Pediatric Society. From 1986 to 2002, she practiced medicine in public hospitals in Rwanda and several other countries before joining Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission as Executive Secretary. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Public Library of Science, and the Harvard University Health and Human Rights Journal. She co-chaired the Millennium Development Goal Project Task Force on HIV/AIDS and Access to Essential Medicines for the Secretary-General of the United Nations under the leadership of Professor Jeffrey Sachs. She was the global co-chair of the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS. In addition to her medical degree and Master in Peadiatry, she received an Honorary Doctor of Sciences from Dartmouth College. Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine of Harvard Medical School. http://dr-agnes.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/agnesbinagwaho#

Work Location

  • Rwanda

Organization

  • Ministry of Health, Rwanda
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Ted Constan

Panelist

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Partners In Health - PIH

Work Location

  • Rwanda

Organization

  • The Access Project