COPE, a Model for Building Community Partnerships That Improve Care in East Africa

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  • Maj-Britt Dohlie MA,

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    • Maj-Britt Dohlie is a supervision systems specialist, currently seconded by AVSC International to the PRIME II project, which is being funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Formerly, she was the manager of AVSC's QI program. Prior to joining AVSC International, she was a University of Michigan Population Fellow and was placed with the International Council for Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ms. Dohlie has also worked as clinic manager for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. She began her career in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Erin Mielke MPH,

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    • Erin Mielke is program manager of the QI program at AVSC International. Prior to joining AVSC International, she served as a University of Michigan Population Fellow, working in Tanzania with the national family planning association (UMATI). Ms. Mielke has also served as a consultant to the Family Planning Program of the Louisiana Office of Public Health and to the Carroll Behrhorst Foundation in Chimaltenango, Guatemala.

  • Theodora Bwire DAN,

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    • Theodora Bwire is program officer at AVSC's Nairobi Office and is the primary liaison in the Kenya country program. She has worked in nearly all the hospitals in Kenya, starting from the National Hospital (KNH). She has also worked as a domiciliary midwife in the community.

  • David Adriance MA,

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    • David Adriance is senior director at AVSC International in Nairobi, Kenya, responsible for developing long-range strategies and programs for reproductive health. Prior to joining AVSC International, he worked for CARE International in Chad, Kenya, Indonesia, and most recently Zambia, where he was assistant country director.

  • Feddis Mumba

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    • Feddis Mumba is program manager at AVSC's Nairobi office and is responsible for managing the Malawi Program for Reproductive Health/Family Planning. Prior to joining AVSC International, she was a trainer and supervisor in informed choice and counseling. Ms. Mumba also worked as deputy director of the Shaani Family Planning Project. She previously worked with the Ministry of Health for 19 years in various capacities.


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