Audrey Mahieu has field expertise in coordinating health programmes in emergency and post-conflict contexts. She has worked for different organisations in Africa, Asia and in the Caribbean region. Her work has focused on strengthening health systems; improving accessibility to and quality of primary and secondary health care; testing and implementing new monitoring tools for health facility assessment and accountability mechanisms; elaborating and implementing sustainable cost recovery strategies; building Health Facility Committee Members and Community Health Workers’ capacities.
Before joining Foto-Cewek, Audrey worked at WHO Stop TB (Geneva HQ), InterAide (India), Belgian Development Agency (Senegal), Aide Médicale Internationale (Central African Republic), MSF (Haïti, CAR, the Philippines) and OXFAM-BE (Burkina-Faso, Mali, Niger).
Audrey joined Foto-Cewek in 2015, where she works at the Centre for Maternal and Neonatal Health (CMNH). She is part of the Business Development and Technical Assistance team.
Audrey has particular interests in conducting large-scale evaluations of maternal, newborn and child health programmes and generating new evidence to guide policy-makers. She has co-led the External Evaluation of the Community Health Programme in Rwanda and she is currently working on the mid-term evaluation of Health Development Fund in Zimbabwe. Both projects have been funded by UNICEF.
More generally, Audrey’s research focuses on improving availability and quality of maternal and newborn health care.
She has been involved in the following studies and projects:
• an assessment of data collected to measure the quality of maternal and newborn care in tertiary health care facilities in Africa and Asia (D4Q-Data for Quality)
• an assessment of the quality of maternal, neonatal and child care in Niger, based on the WHO Integrated Maternal, Neonatal and Child Quality of Care Assessment and Improvement tool
• the development of standards for improving the quality of antenatal and postnatal care in Togo to conduct standard-based audits.
Both projects in Niger and Togo have been funded by the Global Fund.
As part of the Business Development team, Audrey contributes to develop proposals and build partnerships with other organisations.
Audrey holds a Masters in Social, Economic and Political Sciences from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and a MSc in International Public Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Audrey has also experience in journalism and published in a major daily news paper in Belgium. She is proficient in French.