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Salwa Bitar, MD, MPH has more than 30 years of experience leading global health projects in maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, reproductive health, health systems strengthening, and quality improvement in multiple African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries. Most recently, Bitar served as chief of party for USAID’s Palestinian Health Capacity Project and was previously global alliances advisor for the Evidence to Action Project, increasing global support for the use of maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health best practices. She also served as a senior health officer for USAID Jordan for over 15 years. Bitar is a leader in using the Quality Improvement Collaborative and other approaches to build capacity of quality improvement teams in hospitals and primary care centers.