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Leanne Dougherty

Leanne Dougherty

Senior Implementation Science Advisor, Breakthrough RESEARCH

Ms. Dougherty is a public health expert with over 20 years of experience in research, management and technical assistance. Ms. Dougherty’s research focuses on informing demand creation strategies for public health products and services and monitoring and evaluating social and behavior change approaches in sub-Saharan Africa. She is the Senior Implementation Science Advisor for Breakthrough RESEARCH, a global initiative focused on generating evidence and promoting its use to strengthen SBC programming for improved health and development outcomes.

Women going through the TOSTAN Community Empowerment Program, where women participants learn about their right to health and their right to be free from all forms of violence, about hygiene, and how diseases are spread and prevented. Credit: Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment.
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Mazadou Abdou, Niger, November 2012: Haouaou Abdou, 52 years old, is the mother of 6 children. Her youngest son Issiakou, is 8 months old. Photo: UNICEF/Benedicte Kurzen. Published under Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-commercial, No Derivative Works) License