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Leslie Elder

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Senior Nutrition Specialist
Leslie Elder is a member of the SecureNutrition core team, and a Senior Nutrition Specialist and Nutrition Cluster Leader in the Health, Nutrition and Population Unit of the World Bank. Her technical expertise includes infant, young child, maternal, and adolescent nutrition, in addition to broader issues of safe motherhood and maternal and child health. She began her career as a pediatric, neonatal, and ob/gyn nurse. After graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, she worked at the Bank, John Snow, Inc, and the Academy for Educational Development. Immediately prior to joining the Bank in 2009 in her current role, Leslie was Senior Director, Newborn Health, and the Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Saving Newborn Lives program at Save the Children/US. She has lived and worked in India and Nepal with additional technical program experience in Bolivia, Guatemala, Malawi, Indonesia, Uganda, and Ethiopia, among other countries.