Claudia Vondrasek

Claudia Vondrasek is the Director of the VOICES Malaria Advocacy Project, at the Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Since 2006, Voices has been instrumental in raising the profile of malaria as a key development issue, and their aim now is to mobilize malaria control support and resources from the private sector and from domestic budgets in 3 African countries (Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania). They also have a presence in South Africa where VOICES will coordinate partner support for the United Against Malaria campaign with a group of committed South African companies. The United Against Malaria campaign leverages political and popular will to end deaths from malaria. She has worked for Hopkins for 19 years, developing a variety of health communication/advocacy programs in Africa. Before joining Hopkins, she did an MPH at Tulane School of Public Health, after having served 4 years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She spent most of her adult life in Francophone countries in Africa – DRC (6 yrs), Burkins Faso for World Bank project start up (6 mos), Cote d’Ivoire for a regional USAID project called Family Health and AIDS (8yrs), and Mali (5 yrs) with the Voices project. She is now back in Baltimore leading the Voices project from there, and sharing her time on an HIV prevention project in Cote d’Ivoire.

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