Elaine Fletcher

Elaine Fletcher

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Elaine Fletcher is a veteran news correspondent as well as a former editor at the World Health Organization (WHO), where she co-founded and managed the BreatheLife campaign on air pollution, climate and health. Elaine also served as a managing editor for the UNICEF/UNDP, World Bank WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), reporting on trends in diagnosis and treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other neglected diseases of poverty, as well as issues of access to essential medicines and health technologies. Prior to that, Fletcher served as a correspondent for major newspapers such as the San Francisco Examiner and Newhouse News Service. Elaine is also a co-author or editor of over three dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and WHO reports on various aspects of health and development.