Oscar Cordon is the country project director of Challenge TB in Bangladesh, the flagship global mechanism for implementing USAID's TB strategy. He has more than 25 years of experience implementing international health programs focused on reproductive health and family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition/food security, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and TB. Oscar has extensive experience coordinating with national and local governments in Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, and several countries in Africa and Asia. He has lived and worked in Guatemala, Afghanistan, Zambia, Peru and Bangladesh, directing multi-year projects. He has also lived for more than 13 years in Latin America, mostly in his native country of Guatemala.
Prior to joining MSH, Oscar worked with Jhpiego for 10 years in different capacities and in several countries, and with Chemonics International, Inc., where he was director of the East Africa Division and Chief of Party of the Quality Health Care program, managing a public network of over 1,000 healthcare facilities in marginalized areas of Peru. He is a medical doctor with master's degrees in both public health and education and is fluent in Spanish and English.