Dr Carole Presern has worked as Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). Dr Presern is a midwife and an anthropologist who also has a doctorate in public health policy and qualifications in health systems management. A citizen of the UK, she has worked for some 30 years overseas in health and development including in Nepal, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, and Geneva.
Dr Presern also previously worked for the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI), where she was the Managing Director, and previously as Director of Change Management and in External Relations. While in Geneva, Dr Presern also worked as Counsellor at the UK Mission, covering specialized agencies, health and humanitarian affairs. She also worked many years for DfID/UK as senior health/AIDS adviser for Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique. Previous posts include Director of VSO Nepal, consultancies for multilateral organisations and work as a midwife on the Thai/Cambodian border.