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Gwen Hopkins

Gwen Hopkins is a Program Associate at Aspen Global Health and Development and coordinates MLI's communications and website. She has a BA in English Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, with minors in French and Women, Gender & Sexuality. She spent a semester abroad in Dakar, Senegal, where she had the opportunity to intern with women's rights NGO Siggil Jiggeen (which translates from Wolof as "to raise the heads of women") and observe rural women’s advocacy organization APROFES (Association pour la Promotion de la Femme Sénégalaise) on the ground. Gwen also concentrated on creative nonfiction and the personal essay as an undergrad and wrote her senior thesis on travel writing.

  • Covering issues affecting the ministries and the people they serve.

    Mar 1 2012 - 6:02pm

    Leading Global Health Blog

    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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