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SECRETARIAT

Dr. Saumya Ramarao

Co-Chair, Evidence & Learning Working Group

Dr. Saumya RamaRao oversees major product introduction research, generates evidence about health systems and the people who use them, and provides technical assistance for program design and implementation. An economic demographer by training, RamaRao has worked on a wide range of reproductive health issues, including family planning, safe abortion, post-abortion care, and safe motherhood. She has led multi-country research projects using a variety of methodological approaches ranging from implementation science to social science and market research. She conducts on-the-ground research to identify specific reproductive health needs; works closely with Ministry of Health officials and service-delivery organizations to expand their range and quality of services; plan for financing of services; and provides technical assistance and support to program monitoring and evaluation. She serves on the board of the International Contraceptive Access Foundation and Population Council, Kenya—an affiliate of the Council. Saumya is an economic demographer by training and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California.

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SECRETARIAT

Dr. Saumya Ramarao

Co-Chair, Evidence & Learning Working Group

Dr. Saumya RamaRao oversees major product introduction research, generates evidence about health systems and the people who use them, and provides technical assistance for program design and implementation. An economic demographer by training, RamaRao has worked on a wide range of reproductive health issues, including family planning, safe abortion, post-abortion care, and safe motherhood. She has led multi-country research projects using a variety of methodological approaches ranging from implementation science to social science and market research. She conducts on-the-ground research to identify specific reproductive health needs; works closely with Ministry of Health officials and service-delivery organizations to expand their range and quality of services; plan for financing of services; and provides technical assistance and support to program monitoring and evaluation. She serves on the board of the International Contraceptive Access Foundation and Population Council, Kenya—an affiliate of the Council. Saumya is an economic demographer by training and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California.