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Nancy Dorsinville

Nancy Dorsinville


Nancy Dorsinville is a native Haitian and anthropologist with a degree from Colombia University. Nancy Dorsainville is currently the Senior Ploicy Advisor for the UN Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti (OSE), where she focuses on policy issue for vulnerable poupulations, namely internally displaced population (IDPs) and particular gender main streaming, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and the handicapped. She is the liaison for the OSE and the government of Haiti (GOH) ministries responsible for these transversal issues.

Originally from Haiti, she is an Anthropologist and prior to joining the ISE was a Research Associate at the Harvard School of Public Health, where her research areas included HIV stigma, health disparities and gendes-based violence (GBV).

She served as director of HIV prevention education for the city of NY and has a long standing affiliation with the Clinton Health Access Initiative(VHAI), under whose umbrella she conducted a country-wide diagnostic of the health care system in Haiti in conjunction with the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) and Partners in Health. She has done extensive field work with Dr. Pau Framer and continues to be part of his global teaching team at Harvar University.