Dr. Amsalu is a physician with expertise in emergency health and global health sciences. She trained in clinical research at UCSF, and applies methods of epidemiology to develop, implement, and evaluate new technologies, tools and interventions to improve obstetric outcomes, maternal health and neonatal health. Dr. Amsalu has a track record of leading health responses to disease outbreaks, acute and protracted conflicts, and natural disasters in Asia, Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Amsalu previously worked as medical coordinator, health advisor, and health cluster coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, and the World Health Organization respectively. Dr. Amsalu serves as a senior technical adviser on global task forces focused on maternal health and neonatal health in humanitarian settings.
Her research has contributed to the Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings Field Guide and the Roadmap to Accelerate Progress for Every Newborn in Humanitarian Settings 2020-2024.