Ellie Feinglass

Director, Right to Health Program & Co-Director, Namati Moçambique, Maputo, Mozambique

Ellie has been living and working in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000. Prior to joining Namati, she worked with Partners in Health in Neno, Malawi, where she was Director of PIH’s Program on Social and Economic Rights. Ellie previously established and managed the Clinton Foundation’s pediatric HIV/AIDS program in Malawi, where she focused on bringing care and treatment to marginalized families and played a key role in launching the country’s early infant diagnosis program. From 2002-2005, she worked in Nkwanta, Ghana with the Population Council and Ghana Health Service on scaling-up the national Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) initiative in an effort to decentralize primary health care and increase access among the rural poor. Ellie has also worked with Pathfinder International in Mozambique, the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative in Botswana, the Institute for Global Health at UCSF/UC Berkeley, IRC, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization in Geneva.

Since 2006, she has served as Advisor and Board Member of YOSSA, a grassroots orphan program in central Malawi.

Ellie holds a MSc in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University.

Selected Publications:

  • Feinglass, E., Gomes, N., Maru, V. 2016. “Transforming Policy into Justice: The Role of Health Advocates in Mozambique.” Health and Human Rights Journal 18(2): 233-246.
  • O Direito à Saúde: Manual De Formação Para Moçambique [The Right to Health: Training Manual for Mozambique]
    This manual is a practical tool to empower communities on the meaning of the right to health and how to identify and lead in case of violation of these rights. The manual was designed for use by… More »
  • The Missing Piece in the War on AIDS
    Namati’s Ellie Feinglass makes a passionate case in the New York Times for the role of legal empowerment in healthcare. “Our strategy, if it is to… More »
  • Nyirenda, T., L. Chirwa, R. Mwenda, I. Matondo, C. Porter, K. Jobarteh, E. Feinglass, J. Hsieh, C. Yang, A. Demby. 2008. “Critical Steps for Establishing Laboratory Capacity for Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV Infection.” Abstract presented at the 4th annual PEPFAR Implementers Conference, Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Feinglass, E., M. Sechele, E. Lowenthal, K. Jobarteh, and M. Mathuba. 2006. Adherence Education and Psychosocial Support Curriculum and Flipchart. Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative.
  • Awoonor-Williams, J. Koku, E. Feinglass, R. Tobey, and M. Vaughan-Smith. 2004. “Bridging the Gap Between Evidence-based Innovation and National Health Sector Reform.” Studies in Family Planning 35(3): 161-177.
  • Feinglass, E. 2003. Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) District-Level Evaluation Survey Toolkit. Product of the Nkwanta Health Development Centre, Ghana Health Service.
  • Andrus, J.K., D. Tarantola, E. Feinglass, and M.R. Reich. 2002. “Developing International Policy for Polio in the Post-Certification Era.” In: Institute for Global Health & Taskforce for Child Survival and Development. Global health forum III. Post-certification polio immunization policy. San Francisco (CA): Institute for Global Health; 2002.