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Alisha Keirstead is an international development practitioner with technical expertise in food security and nutrition, maternal-child and adolescent health, youth engagement, and gender programming. She leads new business development for EDC’s global health portfolio.

A public health specialist by training, Keirstead has designed and managed public health and development initiatives throughout Africa and the Middle East. She has significant experience working with NGOs, institutional donors, private foundations, and multinational corporations. Before joining EDC, she worked for Mercy Corps, USAID, and Counterpart International.

Keirstead holds an MA in public health from Oregon State University. She speaks French.

“EDC’s work at the intersection of youth development, education, and health offers an innovative, impactful approach to strengthening adolescent health outcomes.”

Speaking Highlights

Establishing a Digital OVC Case Management System in the Democratic Republic of Congo: New Potential for Innovation in OVC M&E Systems

International AIDS Conference
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
July 24, 2018

Establishing a Digital Case Management and Project M&E System for the ELIKIA OVC Project in DRC

5th Annual Social Service Workforce Strengthening Symposium
Washington, D.C.
May 08, 2018

Liberia Healthy Actions: Expanding Access to Critical Family Planning and HIV Services for Low-Literacy Youth in Liberia

Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) Annual Conference
Washington, DC
May 12, 2014



Microfinance for Resiliency in Mauritania: Will It Last?
Huffington Post, June 22, 2010


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