Harry Strulovici, MD, MPH, received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Global Public Health from New York University, and his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Yale/Johnson & Johnson Career Physician in International Health. He has worked at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, performing surgical repair of women with obstetric fistulae.
During trips to Uganda Dr. Strulovici has advocated for changes to current reproductive health policy with local university and government officials and has spoken at Parliament House advocating for women's access to health care. He has met with government officials and other stakeholders such as USAID, PEPFAR, UNFPA and President Obama's Global Health Initiative, to address maternal, neonatal and child mortality in developing countries. He has developed a holistic model to reduce maternal/neonatal/infant mortality in rural Uganda, to be implemented later this year. This project will be a collaboration between NYU School of Medicine and the Local Government of Mityana with the assistance of Makerere College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda and other organizations, including WHO, UNFPA and local NGOs. In late 2008, he founded Life For Mothers, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US, which also has a local chapter in Uganda. The mission of the foundation is to develop sustainable, cost-effective health policy to reduce maternal/neonatal mortality in developing countries by empowering women and strengthening health care systems.
Dr. Strulovici was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and the Director of the International Maternal Health Initiative within the Division of Reproductive Global Health. He workied Dr. Robert Porges who is Chairman of the Division of Reproductive Health. Presently, he serves as as a consultant to the Price Center, a division of the UCLA School of Management. In March 2010, Dr. Harry Strulovici lectured on A Holistic Strategy to Reduce Maternal/Neonatal Mortality in Rural Uganda at the New York Academy of Medicine and in June 2010, Dr. Strulovici was the speaker and presenter at the World Bank on 'A Holistic Strategy To Reduce Maternal/Neonatal Mortality in Uganda.'
Dr. Strulovici was the lead consultant on PMTCT For Proposal Submission by the Central Republic of Africa (CAR) to the Global Fund (GF) - Round 10 – August 2010 where he: (1) Worked with the Chief HIV/AIDS section of UNICEF and the heads of HIV in CAR to prepare the final document addressing the needs of the national partners as well as the strategic preferences of the GF Technical Review Panel to ensure the highest possibility of acceptance of the proposal.
He was also a speaker and presenter of Life for Mothers work at the mHealth Summit in Washington, DC – December 2011 – ‘Integrating mHealth Technology and Holistic Health Care Delivery to Reduce Maternal/Neonatal/Child Mortality in Rural Uganda – Preliminary Findings from Pilot Project- Phase l (completed May 2011).
Life for Mothers was selected for Poster Presentation at the 9th annual Western Regional International Health Conference at the University of Washington - Seatte, Wa.- April 2012 - This conference focused on unaddressed health issues, and aimed to discuss solutions to these problems.
XlX International AIDS Conference selected Life for Mothers Abstract - "Development of a Baseline Needs Assessment for HIV Services in Rural Uganda using mHealth Technology and Community Health Workers (CHWs) to Strengthen Health Systems: A Random Cluster Study" for poster presentation – July 2012 – Washington, DC. Dr. Strulovici was the lead author along with Dr. Al Osborne from the UCLA School of Management.
He has had correspondences and letters published in the New York Times, The Lancet, Volume 381, Issue 9879, 18–24 May 2013, Pages 1718 and most recently in the New Yorker (responding to Dr. Atal Gawande's "Slow Ideas"--July 20, 2013).
In addition to over twenty years of surgical experience, Dr. Strulovici has published several articles and case reports and conducted research at the Microsurgery Laboratory at Baylor University in Houston, Texas.