Washington, DC- July 11, 2022: LifeNet International announced today that Sarah Borger has been promoted to Vice President of Programs and International Operations. With more than 18 years of leadership, international development, and health programming experience, Borger will lead the organization’s impactful programming and provide operational leadership to all of LifeNet’s country programs.

Borger previously served LifeNet as Interim Vice President of Programs and has been promoted from Senior Director of Programs. Prior to joining LifeNet, Borger held numerous leadership, technical design, and quality assurance roles. These roles included Director of Health Programs for Food for the Hungry, Maternal and Child Health Specialist for World Relief, and Director of Operations/ Director of Quality Assurance for a University of California, San Diego Medical Center program. Along with her extensive experience, Borger’s educational background includes a Masters of Public Health from Boston University’s School of Public Health, Department of International Health.

“The health facilities LifeNet works with are part of a big network providing at least 40% of all health services for sub-Saharan Africa’s population. Our work vastly improves that healthcare and saves thousands of lives every year,” said LifeNet President Shep Owen. “It is essential that we continue to deliver high quality programming to these facilities as we scale. Lives depend on it. To do so, we need an experienced, strategic, and driven leader who will thoughtfully lead our programs and drive our growth. Sarah is that leader and more.”

Borger’s wealth of experience in the field and in strategic leadership, coupled with her educational background and expertise, have uniquely positioned her to effectively lead LifeNet’s programs and international operations as the organization continues to scale in Africa. Under her leadership, LifeNet expects to improve tens of millions more patient visits over the next five years.

“It is a privilege to lead our dedicated and talented teams as we work to improve the quality of healthcare for millions of underserved people. Our programming directly leads to thousands of lives saved and improved each year,” said Borger. “Our efficient, high-impact model is exciting and I look forward to leading its implementation for the benefit of millions.” 

About LifeNet International: Founded in 2009, LifeNet International partners with local, faith-based health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa to bridge the deadly gap separating existing knowledge, tools, and resources from the healthcare workers who need them to save lives. LifeNet rapidly and effectively deploys life-saving and life-improving interventions directly to healthcare workers. Through its growing network of 350+ facilities, LifeNet transforms healthcare for more than 5.5 million patient visits every year in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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