Country Director, Marie Stopes Ethiopia
Risha's background is in public health marketing, and she has over 14 years’ experience in designing, evaluating, implementing, documenting and researching public health projects. These projects include family planning, reproductive health, exclusive breastfeeding, diarrhea treatment, HIV prevention, STI treatment, and gender-based violence in Asia, The Pacific, Africa, and North and Central America.
Her work has focused on franchising, market assessments, products, interpersonal communication, provider behaviour change and consumer behaviour change strategies. Prior to joining MSI, she was with PSI for 13 years, most recently the Senior Marketing Advisor to the Adolescent 360 programme working to increase uptake of modern contraceptives amongst adolescents in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Nigeria.
Risha has worked in over 15 countries and lived in the US, Kenya, India, Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia. She has a BA from Boston College (Boston, MA, USA) and an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University (Washington, DC, USA).Back to team
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