2018 Bowe Fellows

Caroline Quijada

Principle Associate

Abt Associates

Ms. Quijada is a private health sector expert with over 20 years of experience working on international public health programs.  Ms. Quijada is currently the Deputy Director of Abt’s Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) project –USAID’s flagship program to increase the role of the private sector in the sustainable provision and use of quality health information, products, and services.   Previously she served as Deputy Project Director on two predecessor private health sector projects led by Abt Associates – Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector ($95m) and Private Sector Partnerships One ($65m).  Ms. Quijada bridges core knowledge in reproductive health/family planning with a strong understanding of the commercial and social enterprise market for health.  She supported the design and led execution of Abt’s Health Enterprise Fund which funded 16 social enterprises focused on delivering health services to the poor sustainably.  She has experience working with the private health sector across Latin America, Africana Asia in areas such as total market approaches, corporate partnerships, private provider networks and base of the pyramid approaches.  Ms. Quijada has a Masters in Population and Family Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health.  She is a native Spanish speaker and is proficient in French.