A long-time advocate and leader for global health and development, Natasha Bilimoria was appointed to serve in a senior leadership role at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Biden administration. Bilimoria discussed USAID’s role in the global COVID-19 response. She also shared lessons from her experiences leading efforts to mobilize U.S. support to fund childhood immunization in developing countries and to advance programs addressing HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in low-resource settings.
This event was hosted through Georgetown University’s Conversations in Global Health class, which invites global health professionals to Georgetown’s campus to engage in discussions regarding their career paths and expertise. John Monahan guides the structured conversation, and the discussion is open to all Georgetown University faculty, students, and staff.
The Zoom Webinar link and instructions were sent out to Georgetown faculty, students, and staff who filled out the RSVP form an hour before the conversation began. The event was recorded and a captioned video was posted after the event date.
Natasha Bilimoria serves as deputy assistant administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. Most recently, she was the director of U.S. strategy for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Previously, she served as president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and acting director of public policy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
John Monahan is the senior advisor for global health to President John J. DeGioia; senior fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy; and senior scholar, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.