Dr. E. Anne Peterson, SVP, Global Programs
Dr. E. Anne Peterson, SVP, Global Programs

Dr. E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, directs the delivery of more than $500 million in medical aid and relief supplies to more than 90 countries each year. Anne oversees AmeriCares Emergency Response, U.S. Medical Assistance and Medical Outreach programs as well as all other ongoing global health programs. Anne has deep experience in all facets of global health, including domestic and international health policy, clinical care, administration and disaster response. As assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Bureau, Anne oversaw of all of USAID’s programs in maternal and child health, AIDS, family planning, neglected tropical diseases and health systems. Anne has also worked as a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, public health program director for the Ponce School of Medicine & Health Services in Puerto Rico, a research professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and spent nearly six years in Sub-Saharan Africa working on community development, public health training and AIDS prevention programs. Anne has served on a number of international boards of directors, including the Global Fund (GFATM), GAVI, Stop TB, and the Child Survival Partnership. Anne earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Washington and her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. She completed her master’s degree in public health and preventive medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

Protecting the Health of Women and Girls in Crisis Zones

By Dr. E. Anne Peterson, SVP, Global Programs     I was in Chicago on Friday for an International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium and had an exciting opportunity to talk about protecting the health of women and girls in crisis zones. At AmeriCares, we’re working to make a difference in these areas every day. We hear … Continue reading Protecting the Health of Women and Girls in Crisis Zones

When the Rains Come, What Happens Then?

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. What is going to happen when the monsoons hit … Continue reading When the Rains Come, What Happens Then?

The Consequences of Survival

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. On Day 5 after the earthquake, patients were still … Continue reading The Consequences of Survival

The Critical Need for Safe Shelter and Temporary Health Care Facilities

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. The word for the day is “tents”: small tents, … Continue reading The Critical Need for Safe Shelter and Temporary Health Care Facilities

Day 9 in Nepal: Medical Needs We Are Seeing Now

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. As AmeriCares teams travel to earthquake-affected communities in Nepal, … Continue reading Day 9 in Nepal: Medical Needs We Are Seeing Now