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Madeleine Dimarco

Madeleine

Co-fellow

Samson

Samson Fiado

Placement Country: Malawi
Title: Resource Mobilization Officer
Partner: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Health equity means ensuring that every person, regardless of life circumstance, has access to quality and affordable physical and mental healthcare.

Maddie Dimarco grew up in Seattle, Washington. She is a passionate advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and first became interested in health equity through a gender lens. As a sociology major, Maddie enjoyed learning about different ways that gender dynamics shaped a person's life experiences.. In college, Maddie interned with the United Nations Population Fund in Washington, D.C. where she learned about ways that a person’s gender, race, ethnicity, age, and socio-economic status, can have an impact on one's ability to access various health services. After graduating, she began working for Family Planning 2020, a global partnership working to increase access to contraceptives. Maddie enjoys swimming in her free time and has picked up needlepoint and cross-stitch from her mom to de-stress.