Sara Rossi

Title(s)Sr Program Manager, Advocacy, GHS - Central Admin
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Columbia University, New York, NY, USAMPH02/2015Health Policy & Management
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USAMPA02/2015Economic & Political Development
    UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USABA06/2009Communication Studies, Global Studies

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    Sara Rossi, MPH, MPA is a Senior Program Manager for Advocacy at the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) within the Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Sara is a global public health professional with over a decade of experience in non-profit, private sector, and academic settings across a variety of health issues including malaria elimination; provision of blended health and financial literacy programs for adolescent girls in low-resource settings; scaling up access to affordable menstrual hygiene management products in Africa; and childhood obesity prevention within marginalized communities in the US. Prior to joining UCSF MEI, Sara managed procurement planning and laboratory services capacity building initiatives for a UNITAID-funded HIV diagnostics (CD4, Early Infant Diagnosis, and Viral Load testing) project across 7 southern and eastern African countries for CHAI. Currently, Sara manages all aspects of implementation of, and business development for, the Malaria Elimination Initiative's country-level malaria budget advocacy portfolio in Asia Pacific and southern Africa, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on domestic resource mobilization and capacity building among sub-national malaria program implementers. Additionally, Sara represents UCSF MEI with external constituencies on the steering committee of the Advocacy & Resource Mobilization partner committee of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria.