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Sexual & Reproductive Health Lead


Nana Apenem Dagadu is passionate about promoting health and development around the globe in a holistic, equitable, and sustainable manner. She has more than a decade of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable development and sexual and reproductive health programs in several countries including Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, and Swaziland. Her extensive background in the NGO sector as well as in academia grounds her in finding effective, evidence-based solutions that are realistic and contextual, and that amplify local voices. Nana's current work focuses on applying a systems and implementation science lens to documenting and scaling up interventions to eliminate health disparities globally. 

Nana obtained an MPH with a concentration in Reproductive Health and International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is currently a Loma Linda University School of Public Health doctoral student researching health literacy and resilience among first-time fathers. She is honored to lead at the Forefront's Sexual and Reproductive Health pillar. 

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