Irene Koek

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Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States of America

Irene Koek

Irene Koek is the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Global Health Bureau. Previously she held the positions of Senior Infectious Disease Advisor and the Global Health Security Agenda lead.

Ms Koek has a long history of service with USAID, which she joined in 1986. Starting in the Office of Population, she moved to the Policy and Program Coordination Bureau in 1995. In 1998, Ms Koek became the Chief of the Infectious Disease Division in the Global Health Bureau where she helped launch the President’s Malaria Initiative and served as Chair of the Stop TB Coordinating Board.

More recently, she held the post of Director of the Health Office in USAID Indonesia, where she also served as Health Attaché and PEPFAR Coordinator (2010–2014). After her return to Washington, DC from Indonesia and until April 2015, Ms Koek served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health in the Global Health Bureau.

Ms Koek has an MA from the George Washington University (USA).


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