Ilana Kirsztajn

During the past 15 years, Ilana has worked across a range of issues in global health and international development. These include; combatting the HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics, strengthening health systems, and increasing access to education globally. As a Senior Consultant at GHV, she brings experience in policy and strategy development, program management, monitoring and evaluation, multilateral governance mechanisms, and facilitating strategic partnerships.  

Throughout Ilana’s career she has taken on a diversity of roles. She began her career as a Program Manager with the Clinton Health Access Initiative where she was seconded into the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to support lab systems strengthening.  Later, she managed large technical assistance projects while at PEPFAR; served as Advisor to the Minister of Health in Lesotho in her capacity as Vice Chair of the Global Fund Board; and developed the Global Fund’s 5-year strategy as a Strategy and Policy Advisor in the Office of the Global Fund’s Executive Director. Immediately prior to joining GHV, Ilana took a break from her work in global health and spent four years at the World Bank focused on increasing access to quality education globally.

Ilana has lived on five continents and worked in more than 20 countries, and holds a Master in Public Health from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Smith College.