Janet Fleischman

Janet Fleischman
  • Janet Fleischman is an independent consultant on women’s global health issues. She is also a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center of 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 UNAIDS, the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, the Kaiser Family Foundation, UNDP, and CARE. From 1983 to 2003, she worked for Human Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based international human rights organization, as a researcher on Eastern Europe, a researcher on Africa, and ultimately, as the organization’s 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 gender and HIV/AIDS, U.S. policy, and human rights. Her articles have appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Globalpost.com, and AllAfrica.com. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to gender and HIV/AIDS, 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: 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); Gender-Based Violence and HIV: Emerging Lessons from the PEPFAR Initiative in Tanzania (July 2012); The Global Health Initiative in Malawi: New Approaches and Challenges to Reaching Women and Girls (December 2011); and Improving Women’s Health in South Africa: Opportunities for PEPFAR (October 2011). She also developed several videos for CSIS: “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).