Abt Associates Health Systems Expert Named Minister of Health in Peru

BETHESDA, Md., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Midori de Habich, a senior health systems expert at Abt Associates, has been named Minister of Health in Peru. While at Abt Associates, Midori led several health policy reform and health systems strengthening projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve the public health system in Peru.

"Midori's appointment as Minister of Health is a testament to her decade-long leadership and vision of how best to significantly strengthen the public health policies and systems in Peru," said Abt CEO and President Kathleen Flanagan.

A social scientist with more than 25 years of experience in health systems research and policy design, de Habich effectively built lasting relationships with public leaders and top managers at the national, regional and local levels, as well as with political parties, USAID partners and members of the broader donor community.  Her ability to build consensus and partnerships allowed her and her team to develop stronger financing and management systems within the Peruvian health sector, most recently under USAID's Health Policy Reform program.

She holds a Master's in Economic Policy and Planning from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands and Bachelor's in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Peru, Lima, Peru.

About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2011 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries. www.abtassociates.com

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