Dr. Lu Wei Pearson has worked with UNICEF in Asia and Africa for over 30 years. She is passionate about maternal, newborn and child health.
Dr. Lu Wei Pearson is the Associate Director of Maternal and Newborn Child Health at UNICEF in New York and has worked with the organization for over 20 years at HQ, regional and country levels. In 2013, Dr. Pearson received special recognition from Government of Ethiopia for contributions to strengthening primary health care.
An expert in strengthening primary health care with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health programmes, Dr. Pearson has worked in China, Pakistan, Nepal, Ethiopia, Hong Kong and the United States with UN agencies, CSOs, and Academia.
A pediatrician by training, Dr. Pearson has additional masters degrees in biochemistry, virology and epidemiology and has contributed to over 15 publications /journal articles. Dr. Pearson speaks English and Chinese, and would welcome short conversations in Amharic, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.