Eric Porterfield

Director of Global Health Communications, UN Foundation

Eric Porterfield

Eric Porterfield is the Director of Global Health Communications at the United Nations Foundation. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he did a year of service with Americorps and worked as a research assistant at Duke University. With the desire to focus on more international issues and journalism, Eric moved to London to study international affairs at Webster University. Following graduate school, he worked at Good Morning America for ABC News. After living and working in New York, Eric left television to join the international services division of the American Red Cross to cover their work in Asia. After covering international disasters for more than four years, he joined the UN Foundation in 2010.

Fun fact about Eric Porterfield: He has an identical twin brother.

Blog Posts by Eric Porterfield

Q&A: How India Stopped Polio
An interview with Jeffrey Bates at UNICEF
January 11, 2013

All Aboard: Next stop, the Congo
An illustrator’s adventures to see the impact of immunization firsthand...
July 12, 2012

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