Robert Clay

Vice President, Save the Children
Arlington, VA USA

About Me: Robert Clay joined Save the Children in November 2014 as Vice President for Global Health. He is leading a team of more than 150 staff based in Washington, D.C. and offices around the world. Robert is one of the world’s leaders in the global health field and has spent over 35 years in development at global and country levels.

Prior to joining Save the Children, Robert held the position of Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, D.C. He supervised all the technical offices in the Global Health Bureau while at USAID – HIV/AIDS; Population and Reproductive Health; Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition; and Health Systems. His particular concerns were increasing program integration and technical excellence in the Global Bureau. Earlier, he was responsible for leading USAID’s implementation of the PEPFAR programs, overseeing 140 staff and a portfolio of $3.3 billion annually. He chaired the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Leadership Council, an innovative $200 million public-private partnership focused on maternal mortality, and represented the US Government on the GAVI Executive Board. He knows the field well from his 10 year tenure in Zambia and India, where he directed USAID’s Population, Health and Nutrition programs.

Robert obtained the rank of Minister Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service while at USAID and was honored with the Agency's Distinguished Career Service Award in 2013. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award, U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in 2014.

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