Angie Miller

Over the summer of 2019, Angie was in Yangon, Myanmar with the organization, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). IPA is a nonprofit that creates and evaluates solutions to social development problems, and works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors. At IPA, she worked on a variety of projects intended to help improve the resources, knowledge and education, and health of those with the most need in a developing country with the world’s longest ongoing civil war. The projects included maternal and child cash transfers for women during pregnancy and up until the age of two to improve breastfeeding, nutrition, education, and behavior factors, incorporating technology to reduce fake and counterfeit medicines and increase the population’s access to receive proper medication, and structuring of a prenatal and postnatal health app to alleviate maternal educational barriers during pregnancy and the first few years of the child’s life. The Wallenberg Summer Travel Award allowed Angie to improve the health and livelihood of those most vulnerable.