Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 06 Mar - Wed 13 Mar, 2002
(Session 395)

no photo available Ligia Salazar (Faculty)

Country/Region: Colombia

Universidad del Valle

Biography:
Ligia de Salazar (Co-Chair) is executive director of UNI-Cali at the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Dr. de Salazar is currently project director for New Practices in Public Health and Construction of Healthy Municipalities at the School of Public Health, Universidad del Valle. Her research experience and interests include the process and cost effectiveness evaluation of public health policies, programs, and interventions; models to build healthy communities and municipalities; the implementation and evaluation of models to improve the access and quality of health care in rural and urban areas; and community participation in the delivery of health care, with a focus on auditing, advocacy, and negotiation. From 1993 to 1994, Dr. de Salazar served as a program director of Partnership for Child Development, a project coordinated by Oxford University, United Kingdom. Prior to this, she was a consultant for the World Health Organization in Geneva and Tanzania. For two years, Dr. de Salazar was the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) permanent consultant on primary health care. She received a Ph.D. in evaluation from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.