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Margaret Neuse,M.P.H., M.A.

Assistant Secretary

Margaret A. Neuse is an Emeritus Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms. Neuse has over 30 years of experience in international health and family planning programming. Since retiring from USAID in 2006, she has consulted with various organizations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID Missions, and PATH and DAI.  As a USAID Foreign Service Health Officer, she served in Bangladesh, the East and Southern Africa Regional Office, Niger, and Somalia, as well as Deputy Director of the Office of Population. Before joining USAID in 1984, she developed health and family planning training for service providers and managers with other donor and USAID-funded organizations in developing countries such as Egypt and Nepal. As a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, she conducted grassroots health education and promoted health-related community projects. Ms. Neuse has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane University and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University.

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