Orbis Welcomes Dr. Doris Macharia as Senior Vice President of Global Programs

We'd like to extend a big welcome to Doris Macharia M.D., our new Senior Vice President of Global Programs, who joins us on Monday, 19 July.

In this newly created role, Dr. Macharia will lead and grow Orbis’s portfolio of in-country programming, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, and quality assurance. Dr. Macharia will also be joining our Executive Leadership Team.

"We are thrilled to welcome Doris to Orbis said Derek Hodkey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbis International. "She has successfully implemented critical health programs in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Her expertise will be a tremendous strength for our global teams, the people we treat and train, and the fight against avoidable blindness."

Dr. Doris Macharia

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. Doris Macharia

Orbis Senior Vice President of Global Programs

Hav­ing grown up in Kenya and now work­ing to deliv­er evi­dence-based, life-chang­ing pub­lic health pro­grams, I was attract­ed to Orbis because of its sus­tain­able approach to tack­ling avoid­able blind­ness in the areas most affect­ed by the issue. I am so pleased to join the Orbis team and to help the orga­ni­za­tion advance its sight-sav­ing mission.”

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,

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