Dr. Monique Vledder is the Practice Manager for the Global Health, Nutrition and Population Unit at the World Bank leading the team responsible for technical assistance, analytical work, partnerships and learning on key global health issues including service delivery, climate and health and pandemic preparedness among others. Until recently she was the Head of the Secretariat for the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF), a multi-stakeholder global partnership housed at the World Bank ensuring all women, children and adolescents can survive and thrive. Monique led the design of the GFF business model as well as the establishment of the GFF Secretariat and the successful expansion to 38 partner countries. The GFF provides catalytic financing and technical assistance to low and lower-middle income partner countries, supporting the development and implementation of country-led national health plans to scale up access to affordable, quality care.
Monique is passionate about innovative and smart investments to improve women, children and adolescent health and her expertise in reproductive health, health systems strengthening, and financing and service delivery has been built over more than 25 years of global health experience working in various regions including Africa, Latin America, and East Asia. She led World Bank financed country programs on health systems reform and primary health care in Latin America and East and Southern Africa. She also managed U.K. Department for International Development programs on women’s health, health financing and inequality in Brazil and led a portfolio of maternal and child health and nutrition programs for World Vision International in Indonesia. Prior to the establishment of the GFF in 2015, Monique managed the Health Results Innovation Fund, an initiative that focused on innovations in health financing and frontline service delivery.
Monique holds an MD from the University of Amsterdam, an MPH in International Health from Harvard University, a diploma in health economics from the University of York and a certificate in Women and Leadership from the Said Business School in London. She is a proud mother of two.