Director - Marge Koblinsky
...Marge Koblinsky has been appointed director of the NGO Networks for Health (Networks) Project.She
brings many years of recognized leadership, technical knowledge, and experience to this family planing/reproductive health care project.Since 1989, Dr. Koblinsky
has directed MotherCare, overseeing and providing technical leadership for community-based nutrition and maternal and neonatal health projects in more than 25 countries.In this capacity, she chaired and lead international and technical meetings, nurtured partnerships and other collaborative ons with a variety of PVOs, foundations, international agencies, and research institutions, and shaped the international agenda to better reflect field realities and evidence of success in reproductive health.
Within MotherCare, Dr. Koblinsky
gave high priority to drawing lessons from ongoing projects and the literature, and clarifying issues within maternal and neonatal health.She
has published widely in numerous national and international journals and anthologies and is the co-editor of three books on women's health. Dr. Koblinsky
has worked extensively with a number of PVOs
in Asia, Latin America and Africa as part of MotherCare and USAID's
joint programs to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity, and to improve the reproductive health of woman and the health of newborns.
In 1996, in recognition for her
outstanding work in reproductive health, Dr. Koblinsky
was awarded the International Health Leadership Award from the National Council for International Health
.In 1998, MotherCare was a recipient of the World Health Day Award issued by the American Association for World Health
. Previously, Dr. Koblinsky worked for the Ford Foundation, where she served as co-administrator of a grants program for reproductive health in developing countries, and for the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research as project director and research scientist for the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Extension Project.She has also worked for the International Development Research Centre (in Canada and Singapore) and as an instructor and program manager in the Department of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University.Dr. Koblinsky
has field experience in Bangladesh, southeast Asia, South America, and Africa.