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The following child survival experts are registered with the Coalition's Speakers Bureau.

Raymond S. Martin
Executive Director
Christian Connections for International Health
Areas of Expertise Include
: Promoting and facilitating public-private partnerships involving the faith-based community and international child health programs.

Raymond S. Martin is an international public health consultant with 40 years experience managing the design, implementation, and evaluation of large health and population programs. In a 25-year career with US Agency for International Development (USAID), he was chief of the Health, Population, and Nutrition offices in Zaire, Pakistan, and Cameroon. He also served in Ghana and Morocco with USAID and as a Mennonite volunteer in Somalia and Tanzania. In 1992, Martin began work on African programs as a public health specialist at the World Bank before becoming an independent consultant. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Christian Connections for International Health, an organization promoting international health from a Christian perspective. He is also Chair of the 1500-member International Health Section of the American Public Health Association.

Martin is a leading advocate for improved collaboration between global developmental institutions and civil society, including the faith community. He has a master's degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and completed the course work for a masteršs degree in economics from Vanderbilt University.

David Oot
Director, Office of Health
Save the Children
Areas of expertise include
: Design and management of maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and family planning programs.

David Oot's career in international health spans nearly three decades, including 18 years of overseas experience in Asia and Africa. Oot currently serves as the Director of the Office of Health at Save the Children, and oversees program activities in reproductive, newborn, and child health in over 40 countries worldwide. Prior to Save the Children in 1997, Oot served as the Chief of US Agency for International Development (USAID) health offices in the Asia Bureau, Nepal, Kenya, and Thailand and as the Director of USAID's Global Bureau Office of Health and Nutrition. David's earlier international experience also included USAID assignments in Pakistan and Vietnam as well as a Peace Corps Volunteer assignment in India.

Oot also currently serves as the chair of the US Coalition for Child Survival, a US-based coalition that seeks to educate and advocate for programs that support the health needs of mothers and children in developing countries, and he is also a member of International Health Section Council of the American Public Health Association. Oot has a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan.

Mark Rasmuson
Vice-President and Director of the Center for Social Marketing and Behavior Change
Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Areas of expertise include
: Developing and implementing social marketing and health communication programs for child health.

Mark Rasmuson has over 20 years experience managing and directing international child health programs. He joined AED in 1981 to become field director in The Gambia for the seminal US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Mass Media and Health Practices Project (1978-1985), the first international health communication project to document significant national changes in childcare behaviors. Following his work in The Gambia, Rasmuson served as the Director of AEDšs worldwide Communication for Child Survival Project (HEALTHCOM), the Senior Behavior Change advisor on USAID's BASICS Project, and the Deputy Program Manager for USAIDšs new office in Vietnam. In Vietnam, Rasmuson was responsible for overseeing the Mission's portfolio in health and humanitarian assistance, including programs in HIV/AIDS, disabilities, disaster mitigation, and maternal and child health.

Rasmuson also has long-term experience in Nepal and Indonesia, and has provided short-term technical assistance to health communication and social marketing programs in over 20 countries, including Nigeria, Morocco, and Russia. He holds a master's degree in both International Communication from American University and International Health from the University of Hawaii.

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