World Vision International

Dr Stefan Germann
Director for Partnerships, Innovation & Accountability
World Vision International
Started term: June 2011

Dr Stefan Germann, World Vision International

Stefan Germann, leads World Vision International Global Health, Nutrition, HIV, Water & Sanitation Partnership, Innovation and Accountability unit based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the past 5 years he has been the head of delegation of World Vision for the World Health Assembly. World Vision operates currently in almost 100 countries.

He worked for over 15 years in Africa in various health leadership roles with different agencies in the area of child health related development, relief and advocacy work. His worked included managing a large rural hospital in Zimbabwe.

In 2005 he started to work with World Vision International’s emergency relief team as the director for the integrated technical sector teams in the Asia Tsunami response. This was a complex $ 350 Million relief & reconstruction program where he was based in Asia. This program included major health components, including primary health care rehabilitation in Sri Lanka and mHealth projects for midwives in Aceh, Indonesia. He holds a number of board and advisory board memberships (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, UBS Optimus Foundation, REPSSI in Africa) and currently is the civil society representative on the Advisory Board of the Global Health Program, The Graduate Institute – Geneva focusing on the role of NGOs in global health diplomacy. Stefan represents World Vision in the Innovation Working Group under the UN Secretary General’s Global strategy on women’s and children’s health. He holds a micro-engineering BSc degree, an MSc degree (Economics) in Social Policy & NGO Management and completed in 2005 a doctoral degree in Development studies focusing on child well-being in urban African context.

Specialties:NGO leadership, Child rights, Children and AIDS, Urban Children and Youth, ICT4D, Social enterpreneurs, Innovation, brokering private public partnerships

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