Lily Liu

Lily Liu

Synergos Senior Fellow & Country Director, Marie Stopes International China

Lily Liu is founding Country Director of Marie Stopes International China (MSIC), which provides reproductive health education and HIV prevention and care in nine provinces of China.

Ms. Liu is an experienced communications and health promotion specialist. She holds broad and deep experiences in sexual and reproductive health, particularly communication campaigns, developing and implementing innovative programs, working with young people, migrant workers and people living with HIV/AIDS, and developing and managing community-based organizations. Ms. Liu can be credited as a ground-breaker in China with her early advocacy work on behalf of HIV positive people, at a time when HIV/AIDS was not recognized.

Prior to creating MSI in China, Ms. Liu was a university-level educator in English and Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department in the China Family Planning Association (CFPA). During her tenure at CFPA, she organized China’s first World AIDS Day celebration for youth, represented the organization in a variety of international forums, and implemented a reproductive health education model that has since been widely replicated in the country.

In addition to her work at MSIC, Ms. Liu works with local government agencies to reorient government family planning clinics toward more client-centered and user-friendly services.

Ms. Liu has a Master’s degree in English and Translation from Lanzhou University and Northwest University in China.

Marie Stopes International China was established in 2001 and works on five key issues: promoting reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention; communication and behavior change; capacity building and collaboration; service provision; and technical assistance in planning service provision and management. Ms. Liu has taken a lead in developing the You&Me brand, an innovative approach targeting youth to reduce unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Under Ms. Liu’s leadership, MSIC has been pioneering a partnership-based approach with government agencies to provide essential reproductive health services to particularly underserved populations, including unmarried youth, migrant populations, and people living with HIV/AIDS