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[MDGs} THE ROLE OF PRIMARY CARE IN ADVANCING GOALS 4 AND 5

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Special Guest - Dr. MALCOM  BRYANT 

Malcolm Bryant, MBBS, MPH, has over 30 years of experience working in the health sector as a clinician, educator, researcher, and manager of public health programs. Currently Dr. Bryant is Clinical Associate Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health and is the Principal Investigator for the Evaluating the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations to Improve the Health of OVC in Ethiopia Project. After his initial specialization in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Bryant focused on the management of public health programs as District Medical Officer in Zimbabwe during the 1980s and Regional Director for Health in Saskatchewan, Canada, in the early 1990s. Dr. Bryant has worked as a research associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development, where he supported research and training programs in Cameroon, Togo, and Zaire. He later spent 12 years in a leadership role at Management Sciences for Health in Boston, where he led the Strengthening Health Systems Program, and later the Center for Health Outcomes. In 2007, Dr. Bryant co-founded Innovative Development Expertise & Advisory Services, Inc., a new consulting company focused on the strengthening of health systems in developing countries. Dr. Bryant has worked in more than 20 countries, with a focus on Africa. His current work involves applied research into programming for orphans and vulnerable children to find solutions to the causes of programming bottlenecks; the evidence needed to develop good policies; and the most cost-effective approaches to achieve real outcomes for child health and social well-being. Dr. Bryant holds a medical degree from London University and a master’s in public health from Harvard University. He is the immediate past chair of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association.

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