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Helen de Pinho

 
Dr. Helen de Pinho serves as a Principal Investigator for the TRAction Project.  She is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, and Associate Director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program (AMDD) at Columbia University.
 
Dr. de Pinho’s work focuses on the use of a systems approach in the planning and implementation of maternal health services and she has been leading AMDD’s Human Resources for Maternal Survival program, with a particular focus on task-shifting, since 2006. Prior to joining AMDD, Helen de Pinho was a policy advisor to the United Nations Development Programme on the UN Millennium Project. In South Africa, she was a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town, directed the Oliver Tambo Fellowship Programme focused on capacity building for senior public health managers, and was a researcher within the Women’s Health Research Unit. She has also worked as a health service manager and clinician in both rural and urban areas of South Africa.  Helen de Pinho did her medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and completed her public health specialist training and MBA at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
 
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