Holly Blanchard is currently the Senior Reproductive Health Family Planning Advisor for Jhpiego in the Maternal Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP). Previously she was a senior technical advisor in the Department of Global Outreach @ ACNM with the ACCESS-FP
project. Her international work includes postpartum family planning work in Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Liberia, Ghana, Afghanistan, and Haiti. She has lived and worked in Mauritania and Indonesia. Holly worked in the USA both in New
York and Washington DC in obstetrics and family planning. She graduated from Yale University with a Masters of Science in Nursing and qualified as a certified nurse-midwife in 1981.
January 08, 2013 / Holly Blanchard, Elizabeth Sasser
“If only I could have prevented this pregnancy,” Shumba lamented, adding that her other seven children had never set foot in a classroom, instead spending their days toiling on neighboring farms.
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