The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933, the IRC works in more than 40 countries and more than 20 US cities, helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities.
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As an Associate Partner of ReBUILD for Resilience, the IRC will participate in the Consortium Management Committee, helping to disseminate information across its networks and providing guidance based on decades of experience conducting research and supporting health systems strengthening in fragile and shock-prone settings.
Alicia is an advocacy and communications professional specialising in influencing health policy and practice across humanitarian and developing contexts. She is Health Policy and Communications Specialist at IRC where she works to promote policy change to increase access to acute malnutrition treatment and other life-saving services across crisis-affected communities. Before joining the IRC, Alicia worked for a range of NGOs in Malawi, Madagascar and USA – all focused on raising the profile of vulnerable populations among key decision makers. This included leading a national advocacy campaign on newborn health and managing a global coalition on women’s health and feminist action.
Alicia holds a master’s degree from New York University.
Contact Alicia on Alicia.Adler@rescue.org