Mahnaz M. Harrison

Mahnaz M. Harrison is the founding President, CEO of Last Mile4D. She is experienced in management of innovative health projects in the world’s remotest areas. Her talent is in collaborating with local, regional and international stakeholders to move health projects from the pilot phase to implementation. She received a Fulbright Scholarship, in 2011 to draft a Comprehensive Cancer Control Policy in the country of Georgia. This work paved the way for the establishment of LM4D, which designs innovative community-centric health, and rights-to-health solutions. Innovation of VPack technology has enabled her to bring her passion for women’s and girls’ rights to health and safety to fruition with local partners in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria. They use VPack to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kenya. Furthermore, she designed several regional programs for civil society organizations in the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East to further their advocacy skills on women’s health and rights to health and being safe from abuse.
Her passion is improving the health, safety and economic livelihood of women and girls in the remotest areas of the world. While using technology has been critical, it is Harrison’s expertise in designing protocols and curricula that produced successful health outcomes. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies/SAIS.

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