Lynn Van Lith

Technical Lead, HIV


Lynn Van Lith has nearly 25 years of experience working in international development with a focus on HIV and reproductive health. Much of her work over the past two decades has focused on providing technical leadership and guidance to programs with a particular focus on health communication interventions and strategies to create impact through effective HIV prevention and treatment interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Her work has included a focus on community engagement, adolescent girls and young women, key populations and, more recently, in understanding how best to engage men across the treatment continuum. Lynn has lived in Zambia and South Africa, and provided technical support to nearly 20 countries across Africa and Asia. She has worked for a variety of institutions including UNDP, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and IPPF affiliates in Africa. Lynn is currently the technical director on the Breakthrough ACTION project, a five-year, $300 million initiative funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development to lead its social and behavior change programs around the world.