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Jim Griffin

Jim Griffin is a health service delivery and systems specialist with 25 years of experience designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating USAID and other donor-funded health projects. He has worked in grassroots clinic management; human resources for health, training, education, and performance improvement; country health strategy design; and large-scale health program management. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Griffin worked at USAID, including in the Global Health Bureau and the USAID mission in Afghanistan and long term positions in Bangladesh, Thailand and Sierra Leone. Mr. Griffin holds an M.P.H. in population and family health from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in health education from Southern Connecticut State University.

by Jim Griffin

The Refugee Crisis Presents a Global Challenge to the Health Workforce

“No one is going home soon,” stated the moderator at a recent Society for International Development-Washington panel discussion about the global refugee crisis. This simple observation drives home the reality that governments, aid organizations, and refugees themselves have confronted around the world for nearly five years. It is a reality that has more recently entered mainstream…

Progress and Perseverance: Reflections on World Population Day

World Population Day (July 11) is a time for us as development professionals to celebrate and take stock of our accomplishments, of which there have been many. At the same time, it is important to recognize the challenges that lie ahead. For me, health is a basic human right, as well as one of the key…