A dedicated physician, Dr. Ana Baptista stands out with over 15 years of experience working in the fields of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Human Rights, and Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). Her extensive work advising government and private sector entities, including those funded by the World Bank Group, has positioned her as a leading authority on GBV programming in vulnerable, humanitarian, and conflict settings.
Ana currently leads GBV programs with substantial funding from PEPFAR and the IDA World Bank, with a history of successful program implementation and strategy development in GBV programming in the Mozambican health sector. Her work with the DREAMS Mozambique program earned it the title of highest performer internationally by the CDC in 2017. Her efforts were recognized in 2020 with a certificate of merit from the Mozambican Ministry of Health.
Ana has contributed to the development and review of curriculum and quality assurance tools for GBV response in the health sector. Her role as a member of the WHO International Board has further cemented her influence in shaping global health initiatives on GBV.
Dr. Ana Baptista's pivotal publications shape the framework for addressing gender-based violence and set quality benchmarks for GBV service and care models for survivors in Mozambique.
Dr. Ana Baptista, earned her medical degree in 2007 from Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique laying the groundwork for her medical expertise. Dr. Baptista's post-graduate journey includes specialized training that complements her focus on gender-based violence and public health leadership.