• Position: Senior Researcher
    Qualifications:          MHS, PhD (Johns Hopkins)

Amnesty LeFevre supports the Countdown 2030 project at SOPH, while also holding joint appointments at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and the School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. She has over 15 years of experience conducting large scale evaluations of maternal and child health programmes in many countries in Asia and Africa.

Since 2012, Amnesty’s work has focused on the evaluation of digital health programmes. At a global level, she sits on WHO’s Digital Health Guidelines Committee and has led the development of standardised guidelines for evaluating digital health programmes. She is currently the principal investigator of the Mobile Academy and Kilkari evaluations in India: two of the largest mobile health programmes currently being implemented at scale globally. She is the co-Founder of the Community of Research and Practice for Digital Health with the National Health Systems Resource Center in India. In South Africa, Amnesty is a member of the national Department of Health’s MomConnect Task Team and helped to co-edit a special supplement on digital health in South Africa.

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