Midori de Habich is the Technical Director of the USAID/Local Health System Sustainability Project. She is an economist with over 25 years of experience in research, policy design and implementation. As Minister of Health of Peru (July 2012 to November 2014), she led comprehensive health reform in Peru aimed at achieving universal health coverage. Between 1995 and 2012, she served as Chief-of- Party of several USAID supported health projects, providing technical assistance for strengthening governance, financing and management of the health system. She holds a Masters in Economic Policy and Planning from the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University.