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. She is also an independent consultant who has worked for many organizations addressing the health of women and girls, gender-based violence, family planning, and HIV/AIDS. These include the Kaiser Family Foundation, UNAIDS, the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, and CARE. She has conducted field work in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
Fleischman has authored dozens of reports and produced and directed several videos. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN’s Global Public Square, Globalpost.com, and AllAfrica.com. SmartGlobalHealth.org regularly runs her blog posts. Fleischman is a frequent speaker on issues related to women’s global health, gender and HIV/AIDS, and U.S. policy, and she has testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa. From 1983 to 2003, Fleischman worked for Human Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based international human rights organization, as a researcher on Eastern Europe and Africa and then as the organization’s Washington director for Africa.