Catharine Howard Taylor is the vice president of the Health Programs Group at MSH. The Health Programs Group leads integrated health service delivery and focuses on the design and implementation of strategies that ensure that quality public health interventions are available to all those who need them, especially women, newborns and children in low-resource settings.
Catharine has over 30 years of experience in international and domestic sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on maternal and newborn health and programming for youth. She has lived and worked in South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam and Seychelles, and has conducted more than 40 consultancies in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, with a focus on program design and evaluation. Catharine is a trained nurse and midwife, and throughout the course of her career she has specialized in designing and implementing capacity-building approaches.
Before coming to MSH, Catharine spent five years at PATH as the maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN) global program leader. Under Catharine’s guidance, the program revenue doubled in size and secured a diversified funding base that included multi-lateral and bilateral organizations as well as private foundations and corporations.