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Deputy Project Director, Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) Program Andrea Poling

Andrea Poling is a public health and project management specialist with 15 years of experience designing and implementing public health programs focusing on maternal and child health, family planning, and health systems strengthening. She has held leadership positions for several large, complex health programs, including her current role as deputy project director for the USAID-funded HRH2030 program. Prior to joining HRH2030, she served as the chief of party for the Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program (SSFP). In Bangladesh, Ms. Poling was responsible for implementing a health services social franchise that expanded access and availability of quality child, maternal, and family planning health services. Ms. Poling also supported a tuberculosis project in the Philippines and an HIV/AIDS prevention project in Vietnam. She holds a B.A. in French and international development and an M.P.A. focused in health services management from the Ohio State University.

by Andrea Poling

3 Takeaways from Testing the Gender Competency Framework in Ethiopia

This post was adapted from a post that originally appeared on the USAID HRH2030 program’s website. Gender sensitivity is often overlooked in the slew of daily health care inquiries directed to service providers. And yet, gender norms—how a society ascribes day-to-day roles, rights, and responsibilities to women and men—play a significant role in client-provider interactions. Reproductive…