Janet Fleischman

Janet Fleischman
  • Janet Fleischman is a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she focuses on women’s global health and U.S. policy. Fleischman has worked as a consultant to many organizations focusing on gender and HIV/AIDS issues, including the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the UN Development Program (UNDP), and CARE. From 1983 to 2003, she worked for Human Rights Watch as a researcher on Eastern Europe, a researcher on Africa, and the Washington director for Africa. Fleischman has conducted numerous fact-finding missions to Africa, India, and Eastern Europe and has written and edited many reports relating to women’s global health, gender and HIV/AIDS, U.S. policy, and human rights. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN.com, Globalpost.com, and AllAfrica.com. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to women’s global health and U.S. policy, and she has testified before both the Senate and House Africa Subcommittees.

    Fleischman’s most recent publications from CSIS include: Family Planning and Linkages with U.S. Health and Development Goals: A Trip Report of the CSIS Delegation to Ethiopia (April 2014); Strengthening Investments in Women’s Global Health: A Trip Report of the CSIS Delegation to Zambia (May 2013); U.S. Policy Priorities for Women’s Global Health (January 2013); HIV and Family Planning Integration in Tanzania: Building on the PEPFAR Platform to Advance Global Health (July 2012); and Gender-Based Violence and HIV: Emerging Lessons from the PEPFAR Initiative in Tanzania (July 2012). She also developed several videos for CSIS: “Family Planning in Ethiopia: The Health Extension Program” (April 2014); “Saving Mothers: A New Initiative on Maternal Mortality” (March 2013); “Cervical Cancer and HIV in Women” (February 2013); “President Joyce Banda on Women’s Health and Empowerment” (January 2013); and “The Strategic Power of Vaccines in Zambia” (March 2012).