Emmanuel d’Harcourt

Emmanuel d’Harcourt leads program development and strategy at Helen Keller International, supervising the nutrition, eye health, and neglected tropical diseases departments as well as the business development team.

Emmanuel has worked as a clinician, researcher, outbreak responder, and manager, for organizations including the Pasteur Institute, the International Rescue Committee, and Vital Strategies. A dual French and American national, he has lived and worked in primarily in Africa but also in Asia and Latin America, focusing on child and maternal health, conflict recovery, data, and health systems. He is particularly interested in work that addresses the past shortcomings of international development and gives greater voice to clients and communities.

Emmanuel received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and completed a pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He serves on the advisory boards for the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health and the Brown University Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, and on the Funding Committee for the DfID/Wellcome Trust R2HC research fund.