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Dr. Roy Jacobstein

Dr. Roy Jacobstein

Global Technical Lead for Family Planning

Dr. Roy Jacobstein is IntraHealth International’s Global Technical Lead for Family Planning. A public health physician who has worked on FP/RH in low-resource settings for over three decades, Dr. Jacobstein has served as an expert technical advisor for the development and updating of WHO’s Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers and as an international reviewer of its guidance subsequent to the ECHO Trial. Among his many peer-reviewed papers are those advocating vasectomy and documenting recent increases in implant use in Africa. Before joining IntraHealth, Dr, Jacobstein served for 12 years as Medical Director of EngenderHealth and 13 years as Chief of the Communication, Management, and Training Division in USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Maternal and Child Health in the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Public Health.

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