Melanie Morrow

Community Health & Civil Society Engagement Team Lead (ICF)

Melanie Morrow is a global health practitioner with vast experience in community health – from community mobilization and social and behavior change communication, to monitoring and evaluation, and community-level implementation of maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition interventions. She joined ICF in 2013 and currently leads MCSP’s Community Health and Civil Society Engagement team.

Under USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, Ms. Morrow managed the team tasked with providing technical support to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate projects funded by USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grants Program. Prior to joining ICF, she spent 13 years in technical and leadership roles at World Relief, and served as interim technical advisor on gender violence at USAID/Tanzania. In the latter role, she led the U.S. Government interagency task force on gender-based violence. She has worked extensively throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America & the Caribbean.

Ms. Morrow has a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in biology from the College of William and Mary. She was a Rainer Arnhold Fellow and collaborated with Colombia’s Ministry of Health as a Fulbright Scholar.

Recent Publications

  1. Care Groups I: An Innovative Community-Based Strategy for Improving Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in Resource-Constrained Settings
  2. Care Groups II: A Summary of the Child Survival Outcomes Achieved Using Volunteer Community Health Workers in Resource-Constrained Settings
  3. A causal loop analysis of the sustainability of integrated community case management in Rwanda
  4. Plausible role for CHW peer support groups in increasing care-seeking in an integrated community case management project in Rwanda: a mixed methods evaluation
  5. Comparing estimates of child mortality reduction modelled in LiST with pregnancy history survey data for a community-based NGO project in Mozambique