2020 Leadership Journey Project: Developing a gender lens for informing malaria interventions
Mary Warsh is PSI’s Project Director for PMI Impact Malaria, the US President’s Malaria Initiative’s flagship malaria service delivery project, operating across 20 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with a budget of more than $200 million. Mary is responsible for achieving overall project deliverables, leading the operations arm of the project, and overseeing gender and social and behavior change activities. Prior to this, as Deputy Director of the Family Planning and Reproductive Health Department at Population Services International, Mary led the development and execution of the department’s 2018-2020 strategic plan to achieve health impact goals across 50 countries. Mary also served as Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Project, focused on improving access to family planning services and reducing maternal mortality in 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and held senior positions at PSI Cambodia and PSI Nepal.
Mary is passionate about women’s access to health services and using social and behavior change and person-centered design to bring about positive health outcomes. She specializes in and has spearheaded global initiatives in health care provider behavior change to improve access to and the quality delivery of health services. Prior to her career at PSI, Mary was a registered pharmacist, a training and sales specialist for a large pharmaceutical company, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon.