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Pam McQuide

Pamela McQuide

Namibia Country Director

Pamela McQuide has been an innovator in global health for over 15 years, including more than a decade of professional experience in sub-Saharan Africa. McQuide has worked extensively on health workforce issues in the region, with expertise in human resources management, human resources information systems, health policy, and health services research.

Most recently, McQuide served as deputy chief of party for the Capacity Building for Country Owned HIV/AIDS Services in Namibia. She has held numerous leadership roles at IntraHealth, including acting director of human resources for health/systems strengthening and deputy director/director of technical services for the Capacity Kenya project. A registered nurse with a PhD in Social Policy, McQuide brings a participatory approach to engaging local leaders—promoting ownership and creating an atmosphere of respect and trust. Prior to joining IntraHealth, McQuide worked with the Kenya Nursing Workforce Project and Training Analysis Project led by Emory University, FHI, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the European Union, USAID, CARE International, and the United Nations Population Fund.

 

VITAL

Proud to be a Nurse

Years ago, at a workshop on shaping health policy for nurse leaders, I heard a speaker say, “Nurses are this country’s best kept secret, and we need to wake up.”

Community Health Workers Save Lives

In places where there are no nurses or doctors or people have to travel a distance to see one, community health workers play an invaluable role of offering basic health care and information to often isolated or remote communities