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New Senior Vice President of Global Programs at Orbis

Published: 16.07.2021
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Orbis International has announced the hire of a new Senior Vice President of Global Programs at Orbis, Dr. Doris Macharia.

In the newly created role, Dr. Macharia will lead and grow Orbis’s portfolio of in-country programming, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, and quality assurance. She will also join the organization’s Executive Leadership Team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Doris to Orbis,” said Derek Hodkey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbis International. “She has successfully implemented critical health programs in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Her expertise will be a tremendous strength for our global teams, the people we treat and train, and the fight against avoidable blindness.”

A medical doctor, Dr. Macharia brings to Orbis a diverse wealth of experience in international health and development, having spent twenty years in leadership, management and technical roles. Prior to joining Orbis, she managed HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes across nine countries in Africa, and oversaw a portfolio of health and other development programs – including economic strengthening, education and youth development – across 17 countries. Dr. Macharia grew up in Kenya and is based in Pretoria, South Africa.