John Stover

John Stover | Avenir Health
Vice President | Avenir Health

John Stover is Vice President and founder of Avenir Health and served as Avenir Health’s first president. Previously John was a Vice President at Futures Group in the Center for Economics and Modeling. He has over 30 years of experience in assessing population and health issues in developing countries and in providing technical assistance in policy analysis and awareness-raising through computer modeling.

John has worked on a variety of policy and service projects including POLICY, RAPID (Resources for the Awareness of Population Impacts on Development), OPTIONS (for Population Policy), SOMARC (Social Marketing for Change), the EVALUATION (of Family Planning Impact) Project, and PASCA (Central America HIV/AIDS Prevention) Project. He has worked in diverse geographic regions including sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. He has developed several important population and health policy tools including Spectrum, a modular software package that is used to examine the consequences of current trends and future interventions in reproductive health and AIDS.

John has published and presented numerous articles on population and family planning, AIDS modeling, intervention analysis and demographic impact. He has conducted research on the policy process and is co-author of The Art of Policy Formulation: Experiences from Africa in Developing National HIV/AIDS Policies. He has developed a number of evaluation tools such as the Policy Environment Score, the AIDS Program Effort Index, and the Survey of Coverage of Essential HIV/AIDS Services.

John has remarkable experience in presenting population, health and development information to high-level policy makers, including to a number of national leaders. He has provided assistance to programs in numerous countries, where policy presentation teams have used computer-based presentations successfully to reach thousands of individuals from national and local governments, NGOs and other community leaders.