WomenLift Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque to its Global Advisory Board. Members are selected for their recognized leadership, vision, integrity, expertise, and ability to represent the perspectives of women and men from across the global health and development community.
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque has retired from UNICEF after 25 years of service, starting her career in Bangladesh and having held leadership roles in the Office of Emergency Programmes, South Sudan, Ghana, Sri Lanka, and mostly recently, in India. Her leadership and professional experience spans a wide range of fields including policy analysis, strategic planning for women’s and children’s rights, and, large-scale responses in humanitarian crises.
“Dr. Haque is a strong believer in the power of collaborative action and the need to invest in women’s leadership. Drawing on her extensive global health and humanitarian experience, she believes that health challenges will not be solved unless girls and women are able to exercise agency, and, have a seat at the decision-making tables. We look forward to tapping into her tremendous breadth of experience as we expand the power and influence of talented women in global health,” said WomenLift Health’s Executive Director Amie Batson.
About WomenLift Health
WomenLift Health is dedicated to expanding the power and influence of women in global health and catalyzing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership, resulting in better health outcomes for all. Incubated at Stanford Global Health and with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WomenLift Health advances equality in health leadership through a range of actions at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. Over the course of the next decade, it will expand to serve women in 25 countries – employing a country-owned and country-led model where the strategy and interventions are led, designed, and executed by and with local partners.