Lead Health Specialist, Africa
Miriam Schneidman is a Lead Health Specialist in the Africa Region of the World Bank. She has more than 30 years of experience working on health and human development issues in Africa and Latin America. During the past few years she has served as Cluster Leader for countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, providing operational support for a portfolio of health systems and communicable disease operations. As Coordinator of TB control activities in the Africa Region she led the design and development of a unique regional laboratory project in East Africa. She has written on the subject of vulnerable youth, co-authored books and articles on women’s health, and performance-based financing. Currently, she is a member of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control. She holds degrees in Economics from the University of Maryland and in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University.