Beth Packman

Financial Analyst, Operations Planning & Analysis
Primary Care Medical Development Group

Since May 2005, Beth has worked as a financial analyst in Operations Planning & Analysis, and more recently has been a secondee financial manager in the Primary Care Medicine Development Group. As a financial analyst in OP&A she analyzes and tracks financial activities, develops financial reporting packages for senior management, and manages the corporate procedures behind capital expenditures. As a financial manager in PC MDG, she provides financial and analytical support to specific product team leaders, tracks and forecasts product financial performance and analyzes key business trends.

On her Global Health Fellowship assignment in Skopje, Macedonia, Beth will be working as a Program Development Associate with People to People Health Foundation - Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere). She will be supporting the analysis of the Strategic Medical Re-Supply Program and its overall impact on the health care system in Macedonia and its expansion to other countries in the region. Beth anticipates her analytical background will help her evaluate needs and provide constructive recommendations for positive change.

Beth's experience in the developing world includes extensive travel in Asia and Southern Africa, including two months volunteering in South African townships, leading her to appreciate the difficulties people face in underserved regions of the world. Beth hopes her GHF assignment will teach her more about the challenges of the public health care system in the Balkan region. She believes working in a resource constrained environment will allow her to be more effective and capable when she returns.

Project HOPE is an international organization that works towards providing health care for people around the globe, particularly children.