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About the Program

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II is the US Agency for International Development (Global Health (GH) bureau’s premier Fellowship program that identifies and supports diverse, technically excellent professionals at all levels to achieve the Agency’s health priorities. Through GHFP-II, USAID/GH has created career opportunities for Americans by identifying and training a global health workforce that mirrors the American public and brings a wide range of skills to the global health field.

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Jesse Shapiro

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Advisor
United States

Jesse Sol Shapiro is the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Advisor in the Maternal and Child Health Division, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition at USAID. In that role, Jesse works with colleagues in USAID field missions to survey the WASH situation in-country, explore areas of competitive advantage for potential USAID engagement, and identify opportunities to implement and evaluate gender-sensitive WASH activities and programs. Prior to his fellowship, Jesse was the Water and Sanitation Advisor in the Marshall Islands and Sanitation Advisor in East Timor. Jesse holds a Master’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering-Water and Sanitation from Michigan Technological University, a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from Michigan Technological University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico.

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