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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Global Health Informatics: Transforming Health Systems and Outcomes Seminar

Social Statistics and Demography
31 March 2011
Room 1007 (L/R C), Building 58 Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr Claire Bailey on +44 (0)23 8059 2577 or email .

Event details

Social Statistics and Demography Seminar Series

Dr. Sally K. Stansfield, Health Systems Technology Advisor, World Health Organization Dr. Sally K. Stansfield works as the Health Systems Technology Advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. Previously, Dr. Stansfield was Executive Secretary of the Health Metrics Network (HMN), an innovative global partnership that is hosted by WHO. In both roles, and as the founding director of the HMN initiative, Dr. Stansfield has worked to improve health and save lives by strengthening and aligning health information systems around the world. With her leadership, the HMN Secretariat coordinates the efforts of member countries, technical agencies, donors, and civil society groups that are committed to improving the availability and use of information for decision making. Dr Stansfield, an expert in public health and the development of health information systems, has worked extensively in the field in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East.

For seven years prior to assuming the leadership of the HMN, she worked in the Global Health Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. There, she was instrumental in creating and managing several landmark alliances including the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), the Global Fund to fight Tuberculosis, AIDS and Malaria (GFATM), and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). She has worked in senior positions for Management Sciences for Health in Cambodia, the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, the US Agency for International Development, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Stansfield has also served in research and teaching roles on the faculties of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; McGill University in Montreal; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; the University of Washington in Seattle; and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Speaker information

Dr Sally Stansfield ,WHO Health Metrics

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