Laurentiu Stan is an expert in public health and international development professional with 20 years of experience implementing and leading USAID projects in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Southeast Asia, and West Africa. He has expertise in health systems strengthening and service delivery, family planning and reproductive health, maternal and child health, and HIV, and his strengths include developing country program strategies and managing technical interventions and operations in dynamic and rapidly changing environments.
Dr. Stan currently serves as Chief of Party for USAID’s ReachHealth project in the Philippines, which aims to strengthen and improve access to critical health services for Filipino families by reducing unmet needs for family planning services, decreasing the teen pregnancy rate, and improving newborn morbidity and mortality nationwide.
Previously, he served as Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Advancing Communities and Partners project in Sierra Leone, which improved access to water, sanitation, waste management, and basic maternal and child health services within primary health care facilities and at the community level as part of the country’s post-Ebola recovery response. In his current role in the Philippines, Mr. Stan works alongside the Department of Health (DOH), the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), Philippines Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), civil society, and the private sector to promote better maternal, neonatal, and adolescent health outcomes. He is fluent in Romanian and English, and proficient in French and Ukrainian.