Chief Executive Officer and President of MCD Inc.

Dr. Christopher Schwabe has worked for Medical Care Development since 1991, when he joined the International Division (MCDI) as its Health and Public Finance Economist. In February 2016, Dr. Schwabe was appointed to be the Director of MCD’s International Division, serving in this capacity through June 2017. On July 1, 2017, Dr. Schwabe was appointed by MCD’s Board of Directors to be the CEO/President of MCD, overseeing and directing the newly restructured global public health non-profit working domestically through its MCD Public Health Division and internationally through its MCD International Division. Dr. Schwabe has a PhD in economics with specialization in health economics and public finance obtained from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He has an undergraduate degree in economics from Haverford College. He has over thirty five years of international health-sector-related work experience.


Prior to becoming the CEO/President of MCD Inc., Dr. Schwabe directed and managed the implementation of many of MCDI’s largest and most complex projects and studies. These included from 2004-2016 the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP) and the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EGMVI) funded by Marathon Oil, Noble Energy, Atlantic Methanol, Sonagas and the Government of Equatorial Guinea, and the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Control Initiative (EGMCI) funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which together invested $107 million over 15 years to eliminate malaria from Equatorial Guinea.


Dr. Schwabe has also worked extensively in Lesotho, Gambia, Swaziland, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Chad, Nigeria, Togo, Guinea, Bolivia, Tanzania and Tunisia with MCDI on a variety of projects. His work outside of malaria control programs includes technical assistance in: health care finance, health services demand and supply forecasting, health system and services planning, health sector human resources planning, as well as health system and facility accreditation.


Prior to working for MCD, Dr. Schwabe, worked for five years for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Juba Sudan, where he was an Assistant Project officer for Health and prior to that served as a United Nations Volunteer.


Email: cschwabe@mcd.org


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