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Maheen Malik

Maheen Malik

Deputy Director

Maheen Malik is a senior faculty member in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is a medical doctor by education and has over twenty (20) years of experience in providing technical leadership, multi-disciplinary technical advisory, strategic design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation services for health programs in developing countries. Her breadth of expertise covers the areas of Family Planning (FP), Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child Health (RMNCH), Tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS, service delivery and pharmaceutical supply chain management.

She has extensive experience designing and implementing health programs, working with private healthcare sector, public-private mix initiatives, designing and implementing training programs, behavior change communication campaigns, and clinical quality improvement programs.

Currently, Dr. Malik is the Deputy Director, The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a $170-million scaling platform led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. TCI is designed to rapidly scale up proven high-impact family planning and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health interventions for the urban poor. TCI is now operating in 111 cities across 11 countries in Africa and Asia.

Prior to joining TCI, Maheen was the Technical Strategic Lead for Management Science for Health (MSH) where she supported RMNCH, TB, and HIV /AIDS interventions in several USAID-priority countries.  Before joining MSH in 2012, she worked in various managerial and leadership capacities at the Greenstar Social Marketing Pakistan, a franchise for health services where she was instrumental in the franchise growth and increased footprints of a range of reproductive health programs funded by multiple donors.

She started her career as a medical doctor working in clinical practice for over ten years. Maheen has extensive experience working in countries across Africa and Asia.