Dan Ward | Board Member

Daniel Ward is the Field Operations Global Director at Large for Medical Teams International. (MTI). He has extensive Africa experience having grown up in Tanzania and has worked on development projects worldwide for over 30 years. He is an avid adventure seeker who has travelled to 79 countries.  Since joining MTI in 2011 he has managed the organization’s response to Ebola in Liberia and significant refugee influx’s in Uganda, Tanzania, Lebanon, Turkey and Bangladesh. 

Prior to joining Medical Teams he worked in senior management positions with Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) where he was instrumental in developing national prevention of blindness programs in numerous African countries in close collaboration with WHO and Ministries of Health. He was a champion for the cause of task-shifting in Africa that resulted in the successful training and deployment of clinical officers as cataract surgeons and orthopedic surgeons, greatly reducing prevalence of cataract blindness and neglected polio and club feet. He also was the co-founder of CCBRT in Tanzania and CORSU in Uganda.  Both organizations are recognized as leaders in the field of obstetric fistula (VVF) repair and rehabilitation.

Dan has a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington and an MPA from the Kennedy School at Harvard University. He serves on several non-profit boards and served for many years as the People’s Warden of Children’s Church in Nairobi, Kenya. He enjoys being with his three children and four grandchildren who live on different continents.