William (“Bill”) Philbrick is an orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), child protection and health, information & communications technologies (ICT) specialist and lawyer with over 24 years of experience, including managing and providing technical support to PEPFAR projects. He specializes in integrated multi-sectoral approaches to improve child well-being.
He has worked on using ICT to address sexual and gender-based violence against women and children in lower- and middle- income countries. He specializes in strategizing around the collection, management and use of quality data as part of effective child protection and national health systems, and how mobile phone and web-based technologies, including data systems, can be leveraged to improve child protection information systems. He has published articles in law journals examining and comparing laws in national jurisdictions relating to a variety of topics, including, but not limited to privacy and data security.
His other experience includes livelihoods/economic strengthening interventions (for improving child well-being), private sector engagement and integrated early childhood development (ECD). He has served as Director of HIV/AIDS for CARE where he also served as co-lead for CARE USA in the interagency development of the ECD HIV Essential Package.