Maggie Davies is Executive Director of HAPI and has worked in the health field for over 25 years and has extensive experience of managing and providing technical assistance and consultancy programmes to countries across the world.
Maggie is the course Leader for a distance-learning module on Health Promotion at MSc level at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also involved in developing the social determinants aspects of the international People’s University and for the Virtual Campus for the Caribbean region.
Maggie was Principal Advisor on International Health Inequalities for the Department of Health for England. This included providing advice, commissioning services, developing policy and taking action on health inequalities within and between countries.
As the causes of health inequalities span a broad spectrum of policy areas, ranging from the social determinants of health to developing accessible and effective care services, this required work at the ministerial level and technical levels across government departments in England and in many other countries. It also required the development and maintenance of networks and partnership working across sectors.
Maggie represented the government view at international meetings and events, and she has experience of work with the media and has published on related issues. Maggie is currently co-editor with WHO, the European Observatory and the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta for two books on Health In All Policies and on Assets for Health.
Maggie has managed projects for international organisations such as the World Bank, the European Commission and the World Health Organisation for a number of years. Delivery of projects has been through matrix teams of professionals, academics, civil society representatives, business leaders, policy makers and academics ranging from ministers to facilitators.
Maggie has also worked at the national level as Associate Director of Development for the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE is an independent organisation responsible for developing evidence and providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health in England and Wales. However, it also is developing a portfolio of work with countries wishing to build a similar model on health technology assessment.
Maggie was formerly a board member of Rape Crisis and of the HIV Voluntary Organisation the Terrence Higgins Trust. She also managed the national voluntary sector public health network.
In addition, Maggie has been a commissioner of services for people with HIV at the regional level in London and has managed local health provider services in England.
Maggie is the former President of the European network, EuroHealthNet and is a Vice President of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education.
Maggie is a member of the following professional organisations: The Institute of Health Service Managers, International Society for Quality in Health Promotion, Institute of Health Education, and Society for AIDS Education, General Dental Council and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.
Martha is Project Manager and Researcher at NHF/HAPI and has experience working in the areas of health, development and public policy research at the international level. She is involved in projects and technical assistance programmes around maternal and child health inequalities, sexual violence, work and social protection, and governance and equity in health systems. She has managed international projects for different health ministries and multilateral organisations including the World Health Organization, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, and has been a member of global consortiums on school health, community health and physical activity promotion.