Jerker Liljestrand

Jerker Liljestrand, MD, PhD, is an obstetrician-gynecologist, originally from Sweden, who started off his career in international health as an obstetrician working at the district level in Mozambique. He has worked in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)in over 30 countries, for WHO, the World Bank, UNICEF, and most recently for USAID in Cambodia, focusing on maternal-newborn health/family planning. He has done extensive teaching, research and project work in SRHR, including on HIV/AIDS, adolescent SRHR, gender-based violence, and strengthening midwifery and health systems for maternal-newborn health.