Wendy Taylor
Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, USAID

Wendy Taylor is director of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which applies innovative, business-minded approaches to accelerate the development, introduction and scale-up of priority global health innovations. Joining the administration in 2010, she established and built the center, spearheaded the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge for Development – a $50 million multi-donor partnership that calls on the brightest minds across the globe to identify groundbreaking new solutions for pregnant women and newborns around the time of birth – and created multiple public-private partnerships. She has worked for the past 20 years identifying market-based solutions to address diseases and conditions of poverty. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University. She serves on the North American Board of Medicines for Malaria Ventures and is chair of HANSHEP, an international donor-coordinating body harnessing the private sector to deliver better health care to the poor.

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