Alfonso Rosales

Alfonso Rosales is a Maternal and Child Health Senior Technical Advisor, World Vision US. (WVUS)

Dr. Alfonso Rosales is Maternal and Child Senior Advisor of WVUS’ International Program Division, where he is focused on program design, and evaluation research for maternal and child health, with special emphasis on community case management and obstetric emergencies management at the community level. Before joining WVUS in 2012, he worked at various international non-governmental organizations such as ChildFund International, Catholic Relief Services and International Rescue Committee. Dr. Rosales has worked at field level in several African, Asian and Latin American countries, including complex emergency posts, as well as headquarters positions.

For the last 20 years, he has been focused on Facility and Community IMCI, providing technical assistance to country programs in Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, South Sudan, Somalia and Kenya.  In the same topic, he has authored one manual on C-IMCI for Community Health Workers, as well as several publications, and participated in several international conferences on the topic. Since 2005, he has also been working in the development of maternal and neonatal interventions for hard to reach communities in rural settings and in fragile state context. In this topic he has led the development of tools for improving resolution capacity for identification and community case management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies, as well as referral systems. Dr. Rosales has published and presented several studies on strengthening health systems to provide essential health coverage among hard to reach populations of women and children, including fragile state context. He served on the board of directors of CORE Group, and is currently chair of the Health System Strengthening Working Group.

Dr. Rosales graduated in medicine from National University of El Salvador and received his Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Tulane University at New Orleans.