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Doris Macharia, MMed, MSc

Regional Director, East and Southern Africa Regional Office

Doris Macharia leads FHI 360’s work in east and southern Africa. This work encompasses a wide range of areas, including health, civil society strengthening, livelihoods and economic strengthening, education, environment, research and youth development. She has more than 15 years of medical, public health and development experience in the region, with significant first-hand knowledge of health and HIV and AIDS programs in Africa.

Macharia has directed and managed several programs funded by the U.S. government, such as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and other organizations. She has served in several leadership positions at FHI 360, including as Regional Technical Advisor for an HIV prevention project and as Chief of Party and Country Director for various health and development programs.

Macharia has held key management roles in program implementation and business development in many technical areas, including maternal and child health; prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; monitoring and evaluation of programs; and HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Macharia holds a Master of Medicine in internal medicine from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Science in epidemiology from the University of London.

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