Management Sciences for Health Welcomes W. Gyude Moore to its Board of Directors
Medford, Mass—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) welcomes W. Gyude Moore to its Board of Directors. Mr. Moore is a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Washington, DC research organization focused on poverty reduction and global prosperity. He joins MSH with rich professional experience that includes positions in Liberia’s federal cabinet during the Ebola epidemic of 2014.
“We are excited to welcome to our Board someone whose career shows a clear commitment to affecting real change in people’s lives,” said Lawrence Fish, Board Chairman of MSH.
Prior to joining the Center for Global Development, Mr. Moore served as Liberia’s Minister of Public Works from December 2014 to January 2018. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Head of the President’s Delivery Unit (PDU). As Head of the PDU, his team led the delivery of a $1-billion-program in road, power, port infrastructure, and social programs implemented after Liberia’s civil war. As an advisor to the President, he played a crucial role in supporting the country’s response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak and shaped its post-Ebola outlook.
“We look forward to Gyude’s input as he joins our Board of Directors. MSH is committed to a whole systems approach to health—this includes looking beyond the immediate health system to understanding the broader social, economic, and environmental aspects which affect people’s health. Gyude’s keen understanding of the global development stage and his experience working in Liberia’s cabinet is sure to enrich MSH’s approach to strengthening the health systems of the countries where we work,” said Marian W. Wentworth, MSH’s President and CEO.
Mr. Moore’s work at the Center for Global Development focuses on financing infrastructure in Africa. His research tracks the channels of private sources of finance, the rise of China and its expanding role in Africa, and Africa’s response to these changes.
He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University, and holds a BS in Political Science from Berea College and an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.