Miriam Schneidman is a Lead Health Specialist in the Africa Region of the World Bank. She has more than 30 years of experience working on health and human development issues in Africa and Latin America. She has led the design and development of a wide range of health systems and communicable disease investment operations. In the past she served as the focal point for TB control activities in the Africa Region and led the design of a unique regional laboratory project in East Africa which has benefited from strong collaboration from WHO. She has written on demographic issues (Mortality and Fertility Trends in Zaire, 1990), co-authored books and articles on women’s health (Women’s Health in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2001), and performance based financing (Performance Incentives for Global Health, 2009, and has been a member of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control. Schneidman holds degrees in Economics from the University of Maryland and in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University.
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