Jumana Qamruddin

Board Member

Jumana Qamruddin works at the World Bank Group. Starting her career as a Peace Corps health volunteer in West Africa, Jumana’s expertise in public health, program implementation, and management has been built over twenty years of extensive in-country experience to accelerate equitable health and human development outcomes across the globe. Jumana has led portfolios of over US$300 million and has been on the forefront of designing cutting-edge mechanisms to support countries on achieving results in health and human capital development. Over the last several years, Jumana’s growing expertise is in applying systems thinking to designing programs, policies and services at large scale.

Currently, Jumana works across the World Bank’s Africa region by fostering high-impact teams that can effectively operationalize the Human Capital Project, a global initiative to accelerate more and better investments in people through nutrition, health care, quality education, jobs and skills for greater equity and economic growth. As part of this initiative, she is facilitating a region-wide effort to prioritize long-term, comprehensive investments and co-create programs that empower girls and women. In addition, Jumana leads the Bank’s Service Delivery Innovation global team, working with countries to strategically prioritize and integrate innovations at scale to support the transformational shifts to equitable and just future systems that are truly human-centered. In 2020, Jumana co-led the Bank’s largest health effort to date, a US$12 billion program, that will help to ensure that countries will have equitable and affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines and the resources to strengthen health systems for what will be an unprecedented global effort.

Jumana has lived in and loved DC since 2003. She has been supporter of the incredible mission and programming of One Common Unity since 2015. Jumana believes that the work of OCU is even more crucial today as the current COVID-19 pandemic and growing civil rights movement are a call to action—and a crucial opportunity for us to collectively do better.