2022 Leadership Journey Project: Harnessing the collective power of WomenLift Health cohorts to drive social change for womens rights
Jumana Qamruddin works at the World Bank Group. Her expertise has been built over twenty years. She has been at the forefront of collaborating with countries on designing and implementing cutting-edge strategies and programs. Jumana has worked across the globe with deep experience in Africa. Currently, Jumana is in the World Bank’s Africa Region supporting the operationalization of The Human Capital Project. As part of this initiative, she facilitates a multisectoral effort to prioritize comprehensive investments that empower girls and women. Jumana also co-leads the WB’s Service Delivery Innovation global team, focusing on helping countries realize more equitable, people-centered primary healthcare through health service delivery innovation.
As part of the COVID-19 response, Jumana co-led the design of a US$12 billion framework for COVID-19 vaccination—the largest WB health program to date. As part of this effort, she worked closely with the African Union on a historic partnership to help close the vaccine access gap. Jumana’s growing experience is in transforming how teams and institutions approach complex development challenges. Her latest endeavor in this space is a novel program for teams called the World Bank Future of Health Systems Program . The inaugural launch with health leadership teams across 8 states in Nigeria took place from March 2022-July 2022. The first of its kind, tailored program pedagogy is cultivating applied complexity skills and mindsets. Complementing technical expertise, the program elevates capabilities in strategic foresight and futures thinking, systems thinking, human-centered design, and anticipatory, collective action as central to achieving equitable, sustainable results in health and beyond.