Gary Newton

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Gary Newton is USAID's Namibia Director.

"Mr. Newton has twenty-eight years of international development experience, twenty-one of which have been spent overseas. As a Foreign Service Officer with USAID he served in Malawi (1988-1992) and Kenya (1992-1996) where he was in-charge of assistance to the health sector; Egypt (1996-2000), where he was Associate Mission Director in-charge of assistance for health, education and democracy and governance; USAID/Washington (2000-2004), where he was first with the HIV/AIDS Office and then Director of the Office of Regional and Country Support; and, Namibia (2004-2008), where he was the USAID Mission Director. Before joining USAID, Mr. Newton spent four years in Bangladesh (1983-1987) as Assistant Director of Engender Health’s Asia Regional Office and as an advisor in the USAID/Dhaka Population and Health Office. Newton served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Agadez, Niger (1974-1975). He has a B.A. from Maine’s Colby College and Master’s Degrees in education from Smith College in Northampton, MA and in public health from Columbia University in New York City. Gary Newton began his current appointment as the US Government Special Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in July 2008. Mr. Newton is based at USAID headquarters in Washington." [1]

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