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Director: Global Health Programmes

Ms Karin Kanewske Turner

B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MPH

Ms Turner has had extensive experience in health systems, human capacity development, PEPFAR and other presidential initiative programmes, international health and donor programme management. Before joining Aurum, she was the Global Business Development Director at BroadReach Corporation for three years.

Prior to that she worked for USAID 12 years, starting in the Global Health Bureau in Washington DC before PEPFAR was born. She then moved to the USAID Regional HIV/AIDS Program, based in Pretoria covering Southern and Eastern African countries for 6 years. Ms Turner was the Director of the Health Systems team at USAID Mozambique for 4 years. She worked in Uganda in HIV/AIDS community programmes, and East Timor with the UN as an Environmental Health Advisor. Prior to that, she worked in Washington D.C. for the World Bank in the Gender and Water Sanitation Section and at a private healthcare foundation focused on chronic disease care. She began international work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco and a teacher in the Czech Republic. Earlier in her career, she also worked with the University of Colorado as a genetics/molecular biology research assistant under 2 NIH grants. She received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Masters of Public Health degree in healthcare management from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.