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Global Health Division Director Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones is an international development and global health expert with more than 20 years of experience in systems innovation, market dynamics, private sector engagement, strategy development, and innovation. She is currently a director on the Global Health Division, where she supports cross-cutting efforts around private sector engagement and health systems, and a technical advisor for the USAID-funded Frontier Health Markets Engage program. Her experience includes working to strengthen market dynamics and innovation for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, and promoting regional integration in Africa. Jessica holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and English from the College of William & Mary.


by Jessica Jones

An Imperative to Support Local Innovation in the Health Sector

Innovation and global health have always gone hand in hand. From the early days of halting the spread of disease through behavior change campaigns on handwashing and vaccines, to a global, coordinated response to the HIV/AIDS crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of new tools and approaches in support of improved human health is…