Helena Lassen

Program Director helena@maternity.dk

Helena is leading the Maternity Foundation’s global program portfolio. Together with the Program Team, she works towards reaching even more skilled birth attendants with the Safe Delivery Program. By leveraging digital technology, learning content and services the Program Team works closely with partners in low resource settings to enable safer childbirths for women and newborns, everywhere.

Helena has over 10 years of experiences in development and humanitarian sector. She has lived and worked in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Serbia, Kosovo and Ukraine. She holds a BA in Sociology, MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration, and has a verified certificate in “Tech for Good: Role of ICT in Achieving SDGs”.  She is currently based with her family in Moscow, and leads Maternity Foundations program team based in Copenhagen, Ethiopia, India, and New York.