Kate Ramsey is a principal technical advisor for maternal health. She has more than 15 years of experience working in global health and development, focusing on maternal and newborn health. Previously, she worked at Columbia University's Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program on health system implementation research, regarding disrespect and abuse in childbirth, community health workers, voucher programs and referral systems. She also oversaw technical assistance for national emergency obstetric and newborn care assessments. For three years, she was based out of Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. She has also worked at UNFPA as the global coordinator/technical specialist for the Campaign to End Fistula, providing support in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs in 45 countries. She holds an MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and is working on her doctoral dissertation on disrespect and abuse in childbirth.