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Senior Specialist, Health Practice Carey Walovich

Carey Walovich is a senior specialist with Chemonics’ Global Health Practice, with more than eight years of experience focusing on maternal health, gender, nutrition, and sexual and reproductive health. Previously, she provided technical support across Africa and Southeast Asia with the Fistula Foundation, U.S. End FGM/C Network, and icddr,b. She has conducted interventions for maternal health and women’s empowerment in the areas of obstetric fistula, FGM/C prevention, breastfeeding promotion, and cesarean section awareness. Carey has a B.A. in politics from St. Mary’s College of California and an MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles’ Fielding School of Public Health.

by Carey Walovich

A Second Malaria Vaccine Is Approved. Here’s How to Help It Fulfill Its Potential

In October 2021, we celebrated the most significant breakthrough in three decades of malaria research: the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S or Mosquirix), the first vaccine endorsed for prevention of malaria in children and infants. So far, the vaccine has protected more than 1.2 million children under two in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi…

Advancing Bed Net Coverage for Malaria Vector Control: Lessons from DRC

In 2020, global malaria cases increased to numbers not seen since 2015, partly due to service disruptions caused by COVID-19 and stagnation of vector control interventions. Progress toward controlling and eliminating malaria has backslid. This setback leaves millions of people vulnerable to contracting the disease, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has…

Three Successful Approaches for Reducing the Malaria Burden in Mozambique

Globally, only a small handful of countries are responsible for 95 percent of all malaria cases and deaths. In 2019, five countries made up more than half of the 229 million global case burden, while six countries accounted for 51 percent of the 409,000 malaria deaths. That same year, Mozambique was on both lists and accounted for…