Erin Swearing is an international development professional with a specialty in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors in low- and middle-income countries.
As a Results for Development program associate, she works on the Center for Health Market Innovations, focusing on facilitating learning exchanges (and after each session, feedback lessons) for private sector organizations working to increase access to health care services. Previously, she worked on the water, sanitation and hygiene issues, supporting program implementers in various countries again through a learning exchange system, the WASH Impact Network.
Before joining R4D, Ms. Swearing worked in Ethiopia conducting research with Catholic Relief Services on ecological sanitation solutions and with the Carter Center to acquire funding for their health programs portfolio. She also worked in Ghana with the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University, evaluating the sustainability of decentralized hospital water systems in work she incorporated into her master’s thesis on water systems methods and engagement. An undergraduate African Studies class on environmentalism in sub-Saharan Africa, also at Emory, was her introduction to the subject of access to good-quality water and sanitation.
Ms. Swearing holds a master’s degree in global environmental health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and a BA in anthropology, also from Emory University.