Medicines for Humanity Names Margaret Brawley as Executive Director

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Margaret in Uganda, working at a project that helped build the capacity of the local community through sustainable initiatives.

Margaret in Uganda, working at a project that helped build the capacity of the local community through sustainable initiatives.

Rockland, MA, April 25, 2016 – – Medicines for Humanity (MFH) welcomes Margaret Brawley, a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience working in international public health, as its new Executive Director beginning May 9. MFH is dedicated to providing effective and transformative healthcare to children and pregnant women around the world to prevent and reduce needless child mortality. The founder and current Executive Director, Tim Bilodeau, will continue to serve as the Chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors.

As Executive Director, Ms. Brawley will assume the day-to-day management of MFH as she helps to lead the organization toward its ultimate goal of saving the lives of as many children as possible. Ms. Brawley combines a passion for working in the developing world with more than 20 years of experience in non-profit global health management and development, as well as design and implementation of evidence-based international health programs. She has a strong technical background in international health, holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington, and has in-depth knowledge of maternal and child health (MCH), HIV and AIDS, and economic empowerment. Ms. Brawley’s experience encompasses extensive work with a number of international donors such as USAID, CDC, DFID and the EU, as well as host country governments and various foundations. She has provided leadership, built collaborative partnerships, developed team capacity and fostered the growth of a number of substantial projects and organizations in East Africa and the United States. Most recently, Ms. Brawley was the Executive Director of 2040 Partners for Health, an organization working in partnership with the University of Colorado-Denver to develop healthy communities by creating sustainable community partnerships, and by identifying, measuring, and applying local community solutions.

“Last year, over one million critically needed health services were provided to children and pregnant women through MFH projects, and we all want this impact to grow. We are so pleased that Margaret will be strengthening our leadership team,” stated Mr. Bilodeau, “She has extraordinary experience and a strong commitment to the central importance in the world today of maternal and child health. Margaret deeply embraces the MFH mission.”

 

About Medicines for Humanity: Founded in 1997, Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing child mortality and improving child health in economically challenged communities worldwide.  MFH works to fight the injustice of over 16,000 children dying each day because they lack basic healthcare services and medicines; that equates to 6 million children each year. MFH targets areas around the world where child mortality rates are high, and carefully selects reliable and committed in-country healthcare partners that have long track records of service. Most of these partners are religious congregations of women.  MFH uses its expertise and global field experience to help these in-country healthcare partners establish integrated systems of clinic-based and community-based health primary health services to reduce child mortality.

 

For more information, please contact Chris Bilodeau, Associate Development Director, cbilodeau@medicinesforhumanity.org


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