Pierre M. Barker, MD, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is responsible for IHI’s expanding portfolio of large-scale health systems improvement initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. Previously he served as Senior Advisor to IHI’s programs in Africa and India, and as Director of IHI’s South Africa Projects.
Dr. Barker, a pediatrician by training and a South African by birth, is a renowned authority on improving health systems, particularly in the areas of maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS care. Before joining IHI he was Medical Director of University of North Carolina (UNC) Children’s Hospital clinics and was responsible for leading health system-wide initiatives on improving access to care and chronic disease management. He advises the World Health Organization on health systems strengthening and redesign of HIV care and infant feeding guidelines.
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