Dr. Larry Sthreshley
Dr. Larry Sthreshley has been a recognized leader in global public health for over 25 years, focusing primarily in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has spent most of his life in the Congo, having grown up as the son of Presbyterian missionaries in the Kasaï Provinces. He currently serves as a health liaison with the Presbyterian Mission Agency and is seconded to IMA World Health, serving as IMA’s Country Director for DRC.
Dr. Sthreshley’s technical expertise centers around health systems strengthening, MCH, nutrition, malaria, WASH, SGBV and livelihood programs. He has made significant contributions to the design and implementation of large-scale health systems strengthening programs in the DRC and also has specialized experience in health care financing and cost recovery, supply chain management, and monitoring and evaluation.
Prior to leading the ASSP Project, Dr. Sthreshley served as the Chief of Party for the USAID Project AXxes (2006-2011) designed to provide integrated development assistance based on the Ministry of Health’s “Appui Global” strategy for 57 health zones, reaching a population of more than 8 million persons. He has also collaborated on healthcare policy with the U.S. government and international donors, including the Global Fund, DFID, and EU.
He holds a doctorate in international health systems management from Tulane University, a master’s degree in public health from UCLA and an undergraduate degree in public health from the University of North Carolina.