Maternal Newborn and Child Health Specialist
Voahirana Ravelojaona has more than 20 years of experience in community health, maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), and nutrition. Prior to her current role as the MNCH specialist for the MIKOLO project in Madagascar, she worked on the four previous phases of USAID-funded bilateral projects. Voahirana's main focus is increasing the availability and accessibility of MNCH services and implementing approaches that give communities responsibility for their own health. Voahirana is also a member of a technical working group in Madagascar that is leading efforts to scale up misoprostol and chlorhexidine at the community level. She also works on the Malagasy working group in support of the campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Africa (CARMMA). She has experience with public-private partnerships and has worked with nongovernmental organizations, local nonprofits, and community structures. Voahirana has a medical degree from Université d' Antananarivo.