Senior Vice President of Global Programs - Doris Macharia, M.D.

Dr. Doris Macharia joined Orbis in 2021 in a newly created role. She leads our portfolio of in-country programming, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, and quality assurance.

A medical doctor, Dr. Macharia brings to Orbis a diverse wealth of experience in international health and development, having spent twenty years in leadership, management and technical roles. Prior to joining Orbis, she managed HIV prevention, care and treatment programs across nine countries in Africa, and oversaw a portfolio of health and other development programs – including economic strengthening, education and youth development – across 17 countries.

Dr. Macharia’s other notable areas of expertise include HIV programming; reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; social behavior change communication; tuberculosis; malaria prevention and control; and laboratory strengthening.

Dr. Macharia's knowledge and expertise will help families around the world access the eye care they deserve and need. She is based in Pretoria, South Africa.