Jennifer Yourkavitch has 15 years of experience in health development work around the world. She began working on sustainability issues for community-based HIV/AIDS services in the United States, Mexico, India, Indonesia, and Zambia as well as child survival in Indonesia and Zambia. The sustainability of health and human development became less theoretical and more urgent ever since she lived and worked near the Zambia–DRC border.
Ms. Yourkavitch works on the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Maternal Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) project as a maternal and child health advisor, with an emphasis on project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for maternal health, breastfeeding, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. She is also a technical specialist for projects that monitor the transition of CDC-funded HIV/AIDS service delivery throughout Africa and has written about capacity and performance measurement for health systems and communities.