U.S. Soft Power in Foreign Policy Series
Forging Public-Private Partnerships in Health Systems Strengthening
Ronald Mataya, MD
Wednesday, April 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr Ron Mataya is currently Professor of Global Health in the Center for Leadership in Health Systems at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Malawi College of Medicine where he helped start the residency program in obstetrics and gynecology. He is currently the co-director of the Global Health Women’s Initiative Baylor College of Medicine Malawi Project which continues to support the training of the residency program with funding from USAID and private donors.
As an obstetrician/gynecologist, he developed an interest in public health early in his carrier. In 1996, he won a one-year US government scholarship, the Hubert Humphrey Research Fellowship, which allowed him to study for a non-degree program in health policy, planning and management at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta.
Prior to joining the LLUSPH, he was Director for Health at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA/International) at their head office in Silver Spring, Maryland for 7 years. He supervised a global network of public health programs in more than 20 countries around the world. At the LLUSPH, he teaches courses in HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health.