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France Donnay Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

France Donnay, MD, FACOG, FRCOG, MPH, is the Strategic Program Lead for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA. She joined the foundation in 2008. Dr Donnay practiced obstetrics and gynecology in public and private hospitals as well as family planning clinics in Brussels for 15 years. Often she also worked as a consultant to the WHO, World Bank, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). As a maternal and child health (MCH) specialist with Doctors without Borders, she practiced in places such as Chad and Cambodia. She was Visiting Professor at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1994, Dr Donnay joined UNICEF and worked on safe motherhood policies and programs. She transferred to UNFPA in 1999, where she was in charge of reproductive health technical support at its headquarters from 1999 to 2005, before leading the UNFPA office in Pakistan from 2005 to 2008.