Mariam Claeson, M.D., M.P.H. is the director of the Global Financing Facility since October 2016. She previously served as the director for maternal newborn and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which she joined in July 2012.
Partnerships are vital for countries to reach the most vulnerable populations with high-impact health interventions. Mariam Claeson, director of the Global Financing Facility, describes how collaborative funding can help solve last mile challenges in health care for women, children and adolescents.
India, Nigeria and Ethiopia have recently taken important steps toward ending preventable maternal newborn deaths and stillbirths. Find out more in this guest column by Mariam Claeson, director of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.