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Designation:Health Team Leader for Asia and the Middle East


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Dr. Ravji is serving as the Health Team Leader for Asia and the Middle East, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Washington. She is responsible for providing strategic direction to health development programs in Asia and the Middle East focusing on maternal and child health; family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, avian influenza, and other public health threats; and health system strengthening. Before moving to this position, she was working as the Technical Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, USAID/Washington.

She was responsible for guiding and leading the Maximizing Access and Quality (MAQ), and Implementing Best Practices (IBP) portfolios, and providing technical leadership to US $135 million Extending Service Delivery Project for improving reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP) service delivery.  Dr. Ravji’s other leadership positions include: Deputy Director and Director, HIV/AIDS Technical Unit for the Synergy Project, responsible for providing strategic, programmatic and technical direction to the $50 million HIV/AIDS Project; Country Representative for the CATALYST Consortium, Pakistan Office, providing technical and management support to the USAID/Pakistan Mission for leading and implementing $115 million health and population portfolio; Chief, HPN/USAID Pakistan before its closure in 1993; and Health Specialist, Multi-Donor Support Unit, World Bank. She has also served in senior positions with the Aga Khan University and Plan International, USA.

Dr. Ravji has excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. She has written several papers and reports and has travelled extensively and has worked in Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America. She co-authored a chapter, Health in Pakistan: A Security Imperative, for a book, Understanding Pakistan; published by the Military Academy, West Point, New York.

                                                                                     (Updated On Dercember 2014)