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Sarah Rich

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Sarah Rich, Senior Advisor for Sexual and Reproductive Health, leads WRC’s work on improving access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services in Northeast Nigeria, through an innovative project supporting state government to develop and implement community and primary health care programming. She also co-leads the Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health’s sub-working group on Supplies and Logistics. Her prior projects at WRC focused on improving care for survivors of gender-based violence and integrating gender and sexual and reproductive health into disaster risk reduction in Pakistan.

Sarah has worked in reproductive health, gender, and poverty reduction advocacy, programs, and evaluation for more than 12 years across a wide range of settings, including Nigeria, DRC, Malawi, Senegal, India, and the United States. Prior to joining WRC, Sarah was a Senior Technical Advisor for the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, where she led advocacy strategies to integrate emergency contraception into reproductive health and post-rape care efforts at the global and national levels. She also co-chaired the Family Planning Technical Resource Team of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, under the Every Woman Every Child initiative. In her previous roles, she built local capacity to advocate on behalf of adolescent girls, advocated to the U.S. government for improved reproductive health policies, and led qualitative research and data analysis efforts to improve economic participation among low-income communities in the U.S.

Sarah received her Master's in Public Affairs with a focus on International Development from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Women's Studies from Pomona College.