Dr. Christopher Schwabe is the Chief Executive Officer and President at Medical Care Development Inc. (MCD), who’s International Division (MCDI) was a partner in the 2019 P3 Impact Award winner, the Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP). MCD (https://mcd.org) is a Maine-based global public health non-profit that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the US and around the globe.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Schwabe served as the Director of MCDI, and before that led many of MCDI’s largest projects. These included the forerunners of the BIMEP, the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (2004-2015), Equatorial Guinea Malaria Control Initiative (2007-2011), and the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (2012-2015). Together these projects have invested over $100 million over 15 years to eliminate malaria from Equatorial Guinea.
His work outside of malaria includes technical assistance in health care finance, health services demand and supply forecasting, health system and services planning, health sector human resources planning, and health facility accreditation.
Dr. Schwabe holds a PhD and MA in economics with specialization in public finance and health economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He has BA in economics from Haverford College.