Anna Carter is the Senior Program Manager at the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) at Georgetown University Medical Center and Associate Director for CIGH Policy and Law at the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law. Anna provides strategic management and oversight to the development and implementation of CIGH projects and initiatives and oversees field operations for the Blantyre Prevention Strategy in Malawi.
Anna joined Georgetown University after a variety of roles and several years experience working in Global Health. Most recently, Anna served as a Project Manager and Chief of Staff to the TB and HIV team director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, supporting the HIV program’s aim to accelerate the decline in HIV incident infection in high-burden geographies in order to reach epidemic control. Anna contributed to projects in HIV vaccine development, TB and HIV service delivery optimization and prevention program design.
Prior to her work at the Gates Foundation, Anna spent several years traveling and working in sub-Saharan Africa. As a medical intern in South Africa, she worked in a diverse range of clinics and hospitals assisting trained professionals in treating patients, including TB, HIV, OB-GYN, and trauma patients. She spent two years working with Pilgrim Africa in both Seattle and Uganda, supporting the design of the Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project. In Rwanda and Mozambique, she partnered with local organizations to implement several community development projects aimed at fighting global health inequalities. Her vast experience working with these organizations ignited her passion for supporting local solutions, through effective global governance, to address public health problems in the world’s poorest communities.
Anna has conducted research in the convergence of universal health care and global health security, the effects of conflict on health and pandemic preparedness during humanitarian crises, and the long-term sustainability of externally financed HIV/AIDS programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a Master’s of Science, Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology and Global Health from the University of Washington, where she was also a member of the University of Washington Women’s Volleyball team.