HORTENZIA BECIU M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Beciu is director for the Middle East and Africa at Johns Hopkins Medicine International. She provides direction and oversight in project management, research and analysis, and she participates in Johns Hopkins Medicine International strategic planning. Dr. Beciu has extensive experience in the health sector, working with governments, development partners and various health industry groups (hospital sector, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and information technology).
Before joining the Johns Hopkins team, she worked at the International Finance Corporation as coordinator for its relations with the health industry and review of investment climate and business environment issues related to strengthening the role of the private health sector in emerging markets. She also led a large review on the financing and economics of scaling up education for health workers in low- and middle-income countries.
She worked for several years at the World Bank, conducting high-level health policy reviews and designing, implementing and supervising health systems projects. She was the country lead for Sierra Leone, under a ministerial leadership initiative, conducting dialogue with the government, coordinating activities with other development partners, and providing technical support in such areas as health financing, donor coordination and health insurance. Jointly with the United States Agency for International Development and other partners, she helped the government of Liberia with its postwar health care reconstruction efforts. She also led one of the World Bank programs for scaling up education of health workers in Ghana and Mozambique. Prior to her work at the World Bank, she worked with the Pan American Health Organization and the Institute for Health Services Management in Romania.
Dr. Beciu holds a medical degree from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania and a master’s degree in global health from the George Washington University.