Elizabeth Lule, director of Family Planning, leads the foundation’s efforts for creating innovative ways to improve family planning outcomes in developing countries. She oversees the development of strategies to address the obstacles the world’s poorest women face in gaining access to family planning information and services.
Elizabeth has over 30 years of experience in international global development with a focus on reproductive health and family planning, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, women’s empowerment, and population and development. She comes to the foundation from the World Bank where she spent the last 12 years, serving in several positions including: the Regional Integration Interim Director and Manager for the Africa Region, Manager of the Africa HIV multi country program and advisor for Population, Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health. Prior to the World Bank, Elizabeth was with Pathfinder International as Regional Vice President for Africa where she was responsible for its family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV programs in the region.
Elizabeth earned a B.S. in Public Administration and Sociology from the University of Southampton and an M.S. in Medical Demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics.