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Nejla Liias

Title Founder and President
Organization Global Health Visions

In 2008, Nejla Liias founded Global Health Visions, for which she now serves as President, to provide strategic guidance on the formulation and implementation of global health and development initiatives that aim to improve the lives and livelihoods of women and children. Prior to starting Global Health Visions, Nejla was an independent consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its Global Health Policy and Advocacy division. Before her work in global health and development, Nejla spent five years as a public finance professional at Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan.


Nejla recognized a need in the industry to provide access to exceptional consultants to provide guidance on a range of development issues for short and long term projects. As such, she built a team of consultants with a wealth of expertise, skilled in a variety of areas from advocacy and communications to proposal formulation and in-depth research and analysis, to meet the varied needs of organizations. Global Health Visions partners with and serves NGOs, governments, foundations, development agencies, and the private sector.


Nejla holds a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in International Policy and Development from Georgetown University Public Policy Institute and a Bachelor of Science from Bates College.

Posts By Nejla Liias

Accountability in Global Health: What works, what doesn’t, and what we need to do about it

A side-event at the UN General Assembly, and two new reports, shine the light on accountability processes at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels. Spoiler alert: civil society engagement in countries is critical.

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