Rima Shretta, MPH, is the Economics & Financing Deputy Lead at the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI).
She has over 14 years of experience in global health, strengthening health systems to improve access to medicines and medical products in low and middle income economies. She has extensive experience in providing strategic guidance to pharmaceutical systems in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the areas of policy change, capacity building, development of tools and training materials and operational systems particularly in support of malaria programs. Her interest lies in using evidence based and innovative approaches to inform policy and practice. Rima serves on various advisory groups, working groups and committees including the ACTWatch Advisory Committee, Roll Back Malaria Board, the Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP) II Task Force and has been part of the Global Fund Technical Resource Panel.
Prior to joining the MEI, she was the Principal Technical Advisor for malaria at Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Rima has also served as a Technical Officer at WHO Geneva and Research Fellow at the Wellcome Trust/KEMRI collaborative program in Kenya. Rima leads the MEI's work on economics, financing and policy, in order to maintain and increase political and financial commitment for malaria elimination at national, regional and global levels.