Managing Director, GHSC-PSM Country Programs Michelle Gardner
Currently the managing director on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Country Programs, Michelle Gardner is a public health professional with 20 years of international experience in technical assistance, capacity development, leadership, and management. She has a broad public health background developing and overseeing programming in reproductive health and family planning, maternal and child health, immunization, malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and safe water, with focus on public and private sectors. Previously, Ms. Gardner was senior vice president of the Global Health Division and the chief of party on the USAID/Philippines Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health – Phase 2 project. Before joining Chemonics, she worked with PATH, the World Health Organization, and the Population Council in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand, implementing and managing public health research and technical assistance programs. Ms. Gardner holds a master’s degree in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
by Michelle Gardner
What innovation in the health sector are you most excited about right now? First, I think it’s important to define “innovation,” as I think it has become an overused and misunderstood term. I side with the view which USAID and others in development and humanitarian assistance have put forth. That is, innovation is something —…