Careers in Health and Well-Being

Organization: U.S. Agency for International Development
Activity Type: 
Career Counselling
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 16:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled

Speaker: Join a conversation with Joshua Karnes, global health professional and a Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development. He served in Central Asia, where he led a team to improve early grade reading and fight HIV and multi-drug resistant TB. Before Central Asia, he served at USAID/Ethiopia where he was the Family Health and Infectious Disease Team Leader, overseeing the Maternal Child Health, Family Planning, Tuberculosis, Neglected Tropical Disease, and Global Health Security portfolios. Prior to arriving in Ethiopia, he served as Deputy Health Office Director in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he supervised USAID’s efforts to reduce new HIV/AIDS infections and provide care and service for those living with HIV. Before that, he worked in Senegal to expand family planning in remote and rural areas. Prior to joining USAID, he was the International Affairs Coordinator within the US Food and Drug Administration's Office of Regulatory Affairs. He also served with the American Red Cross in the US, Germany, Kosovo, Iraq, and Indonesia. A fluent speaker of French and German, Mr. Karnes has a Master of Public Health in Global Health Policy from the University of Michigan.

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Center for African Studies
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Global Studies Center
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