Senior Policy and Research Advisor
Anne Tinker was the founding Director of the Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) initiative at Save the Children. Launched with a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, SNL supports field programs, action research and advocacy to reduce newborn and maternal mortality in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Asia where the rates are the highest.
Mrs Tinker has more than 30 years of experience in reproductive and child health in over 40 countries. Ms. Tinker was with the World Bank for 10 years, as Lead Health Specialist in the South Asia Region and the global Human Development Network. At the Bank, she was the principal advisor on women's health and safe motherhood and also led and participated in teams to develop and supervise the Bank's lending program in health in the South Asia Region.
Before joining the World Bank, she was a Division Chief in the Office of Health, USAID, responsible for the development of Agency policy and strategies in reproductive and child health, country project design and supervision, and management of numerous worldwide grants and contracts. Prior to that, she worked at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Mexican National Tourist Council, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Her graduate degrees are in international studies (Georgetown University) and public health (Johns Hopkins University). She has authored many publications, journal articles and book chapters on women’s and children’s health, and is now retired.