Ultimately, the Comprehensive Approach is about the subnational managers being proactive and learning to more effectively use the resources that they have around them… national change takes time as policies trickle down to affect the activities on the frontlines of the health system.”
Meredith Klein is a public health professional with over five years’ experience designing, managing and implementing health programs in Haiti and throughout francophone West Africa. As an R4D program officer, she provides program management and technical leadership to activities focused on health system strengthening through capacity building of local change agents. Through these projects, Ms. Klein works with stakeholders and representatives of the public and private health sectors as well as cross-sectoral partners to promote the efficient, effective allocation and management of resources towards improved population health outcomes.
Before joining R4D, Ms. Klein was a program officer at Management Sciences for Health where she managed projects throughout West Africa under the USAID-funded Leadership, Management and Governance program. In this role, she provided health system strengthening technical assistance to ministries of health, hospital administrators, local civil society organizations and Global Fund recipients. She also spent time as a graduate intern with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she supported the vaccine delivery team in developing an integrated funding strategy for the Foundation’s health information system grants.
Ms. Klein holds an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in international relations and French from Tufts University. She speaks English and French.