April 27 Online Meeting Dr. Yolanta Melamed - Maternal Health


Technical Advisor West and Central Africa, Global Programmes – Save the Children UK (April 2017 – present)

Director Of Development, Organisme Uniquement Indispensable, a communication and training organization (2013 – 2017)

Sr. Technical advisor for Maternal and Child care – ESTHER/ Expertise France (2013 – 2018) providing technical assistance in the design and implementation of a project in Chad aiming at reducing the maternal and newborn mortality rate through improving the quality of the maternal and newborn health care delivery, through clinical training and capacity building in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Chad.

Chief Executive Officer of Global Health Partnership Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia (2008 – 2013) - a nongovernmental, non profit 501(c) 3 organization working in the area of advocacy, research and capacity building

Senior Management Advisor, Kid’s Start Pediatrics (Jan 2011 – present) Kid’s Start Pediatric (pediatric clinic with 16 000 registered patients, 75 % on Medicaid, 55% immigrants).

  • Provides guidance in development of tools, standards and procedures for efficient and effective


Technical Advisor Pathfinder international 2013 - 2017

Technical Advisor, ESTHER (Ensemble pour une Solidarité Thérapeutique Hospitalière en Réseau) France. (July 2013 – Novembre 2013)

  • Provided guidance and assisted the development of maternal health strategy for the organization. Developed a document with basic guidance for future Maternal Health programs of the organization.

Technical Consultant “OUI” - communication agency, based in Paris, France

  • Provided medical and technical advice on a website creation for chronically ill teenagers

Medical Coordinator – Médecins du Monde, Haiti (March, 2010 – November 2010)

  • Coordinated and supervised primary health care delivery programs (Reproductive health, Family Planning and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment) and service delivery to 75 000 people in Cite Soleil.

Senior Director of Programs, Global Health Action, Decatur, Georgia (2001 – 2007)

  • Directed and managed the program department, overseeing the day to day operations, providing guidance and support to the department staff
  • Development, implementation and management of all initiatives, programs, and courses.
  • Develops overall program strategies
  • Provided managerial and programmatic support to field offices
  • Advises partners on strategic, tactical and clinical aspects of programs
  • Developed manuals, tools, policy and procedures for the management of the program department as well as the field offices

Program Manager, Global Health Action, Decatur, Georgia (2000-2001)

  • Managed all aspects of the Primary Health Care Initiative in Haiti.
  • Traveled to current and potential French-speaking program sites on as-needed basis and assists with in-country workshops and training programs, as requested by DP.

Lecturer West Virginia Medical School, International Health and Tropical medicine Course (since 2005 till present)

Consultant to SAO (Communication Agency). Paris, France (1999)

Consultant to the Ministry of Health, Sofia, Bulgaria (1998)

Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health (1995-1996), Consultant to PAMM (Program Against Micronutrient Malnutrition) International Health Department.

Visiting scientist at Columbia University, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, New York City (1993-1994).

International Public Relations Director, Investex, Ltd. Winter Springs, Florida (1989-1993)

Medical Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Edith Wolfson, Tel Aviv, Israel (1985-1988)

Assistant Manager to a Family Planning Program, Regional Hospital Monastir, Tunisia



M.D. degree, Medical School, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1985

Medical Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Edith Wolfson, Israel (1986-1988

Visiting scientist at Columbia University, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, New York City (1993-1994).

MPH degree, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 1996


Fluent in English, French, Bulgarian, Russian and Hebrew. Working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.

Posted by Bill White
April 28, 2020