Maya Wedemeyer, Program Manager

Maya Wedemeyer manages the global health programs at JCIE/USA in New York, where she currently focuses on issues of global health governance, donor coordination, and universal health coverage. Maya first joined JCIE/USA in 2008, and has also worked on JCIE’s political exchange programs, civil society research, and online communications. She helped to manage the creation of a database tracking over $1 billion US dollars in international grants and donations for the March 11, 2011 Japan disaster response, and has conducted field research in Ethiopia and Myanmar on health systems strengthening.

Maya has also worked with the One Million Community Health Workers campaign, where she helped build their online advocacy tools and communications platform, and has helped design evaluation frameworks for community-level nutrition programs in Harlem, New York City. She is co-author of Leveraging Disease Funding to Advance Health for All (2017). Maya grew up in Tokyo and speaks both Japanese and English. She received her BA in political science from Columbia University in 2010, where she also received her MPH in history, ethics, and law in 2018.

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