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Former Director Ellen Eiseman

Ellen Eiseman is a global health professional with almost 40 years of experience in international health. She previously served as director of Chemonics’ Health Practice and as chief of party on the Mozambique FORTE Saúde project. Ms. Eiseman holds a master’s degree in organization development from American University/NTL, an M.P.H. in health education from the University of California Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic civilizations from the University of California Santa Barbara.

by Ellen Eiseman


Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games that for Some Reason Work Around the World

In the late ‘80s, I set off for Nigeria to prepare a team of trainers who would eventually facilitate week-long courses on supervisory skills for family planning supervisors under the USAID-funded Family Health Services project. I had never been to Nigeria, or anywhere else in Africa for that matter. By that time, I had a…

Are Complex Global Health Partnerships Worth It? In Peru, a Resounding “Yes.”

This week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the Global Health Council, FSG and Chemonics hosted a session addressing the question: Are Complex Global Health Partnerships Worth It? Before the audience got comfortable and the speakers took their seats at the front table, I noticed Peru’s Minister of Health, Dr. Anibal Veláquez Valdivia, had…