CHUNMEI (Mei) LI holds the position of Director at Global Community Impact (GCI) Johnson & Johnson. In this role, Mei has the responsibilities in managing Johnson & Johnson’s global maternal newborn (MN) portfolio, leading the company’s philanthropic efforts in global public-private partnerships focusing on maternal and newborn, developing strategies and metrics for key initiatives.
Mei leads several initiatives on Safe Birth that is part of the Company’s Commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Examples of such initiatives include:
- Saving newborn lives in Malawi and Uganda: A 5-year partnership with Save the Children. Through this partnership, over 1,000 health care providers working in 288 facilities were trained; over 23,000 babies were successfully resuscitated. The national HMIS in Uganda now includes indicators that relate to newborn health.
- China’s newborn resuscitation program: A 10-year partnership with the Chinese Ministry of Health, and American Academy of Pediatrics. Through this partnership, over 250,000 healthcare providers from 90% of labor and delivery facilities are trained, over 70% reduction in birth asphyxia related newborn death at the time of delivery, and policy changes around task shifting, newborn practices, licensing in obstetric services.
Mei also represents the Company in several multi-sectorial partnerships including Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance led by USAID, Born On Time – a new public private partnership with the government of Canada, World Vision, Plan International Canada, and Save the Children to prevent preterm birth in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali.
Prior to this role, Mei led the development of Johnson & Johnson’s strategic giving priorities in Women and Children at Risk of Violence and Abuse which resulted in the first partnership that empowers women and girls to abandon the practice of child marriage and female genital cutting.
Mei has over 10 years of experience in global health and development and has received Johnson & Johnson Leadership Award in 2014 and 2015.