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Research and Professional Experience
Dr. Koki Agarwal is an internationally recognized expert in safe motherhood, reproductive health, and family planning policies and programs. Her expertise is in promoting policy dialogue and advocacy for policy reform; assessing quality of care and access to reproductive health programs; promoting health sector reform; and exploring operational policy barriers. Dr. Agarwal’s approach to policy and quality of care issues draws on her doctoral-level education in population studies and public health, clinical experience in pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology, and professional background in research methods and demographic analysis.
Since January 2005, Dr. Agarwal has been responsible for the overall management and strategic and technical integrity of the ACCESS Program, the five-year, $75M flagship program for maternal and newborn health funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. For this global award, Dr. Agarwal guides all core- and field-funded maternal and newborn health activities. During her short tenure at Jhpiego, Dr. Agarwal has led ACCESS to expand activities from 10 to 20 countries. Dr. Agarwal serves as a board member of the White Ribbon Alliance, a global movement for raising awareness and advocating for safe motherhood. She is also a key member of the Maximizing Access and Quality of Care subcommittees formed under the auspices of USAID and its cooperating agencies.
Earlier, with the Futures Group, Dr. Agarwal was the Deputy of the POLICY Project, overseeing all reproductive and maternal health activities of the Project. She also served as chair the Project’s maternal health activities and Director of the Center for International Health.
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