|Graça Machel is a renowned international advocate for women’s and children’s rights. She is the Chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and a Promised Renewed African Ambassador. She has served as the first Education Minister of Mozambique, and as past Chair of the Board of the GAVI Alliance. Read More...
||Margaret Chan is the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), appointed by the World Health Assembly on 9 November 2006. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Chan served as WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases Read More...|
Manuel Fontaine was appointed UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa Region (WCARO) in August 2013. Based in Dakar, Senegal, he is responsible for overseeing UNICEF’s programmes in 24 countries in the region.
|Carole Presern is the Executive Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health. Dr. Presern is a midwife and an anthropologist who also has a doctorate in public health policy and qualifications in health systems management Read More...
| Dr. Marijke Wijnroks serves as Chief of Staff at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where she has broad responsibilities, and a particular focus on gender and human rights, and on engaging with all partners Read More...
||Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria is the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. Ms. Mohammed was previously Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Read More...|
|Kathy Calvin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation. Her leadership brings together the largest network of supporters on UN issues in the United States and a global network of corporate, civil society and media partners. Read More...
||Chris Elias is the President of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Focusing on areas with the potential for high-impact, sustainable solutions that can reach hundreds of millions of people, Read More...
|Stine Bosse is the CEO of TrygVesta Group, Chairman of Børnefonden/The Childrens’ Fund and a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group. Read More...||Gary M Cohen is executive vice president of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company with 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. He is also board chair of the CDC Foundation and a board director Read More...
|Miguel Veiga-Pestana, Vice-President Global Sustainability Strategy and External Advocacy at Unilever responsible for driving global advocacy on key sustainability and business strategic priorities (climate change, deforestation, WASH, sustainable sourcing, nutrition, etc) Read More..
||Zulfiqar Bhutta of Pakistan is a member of the independent Expert Review Group (iERG), set by the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2011 for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health Millennium Development Goals. Read More...|
|Cesar Victora coordinates the International Center for Equity in Health, at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. He is one of the founders of the Countdown to 2015 initiative and a lead author of its reports. Read More..
||Anuradha Gupta is the recently appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance. Prior to joining the GAVI Alliance, Anuradha served as Additional Secretary at the Indian Ministry Read More..|
|Mickey Chopra is Chief of Health and Associate Director of Programmes at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters, leading the agency’s work on maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, paediatric HIV/AIDS, and health systems strengthening, policy and research. Read More..||Onyebuchi Chukwu is the Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and a distinguished academic, health administrator, renowned orthopaedic and trauma surgeon and father. Read More...
|Erna Solberg became the Prime Minister of Norway in October 2013. In November 2013, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Solberg to co-chair the Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group. Read More...
||Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid is a maternal and newborn health advocate.
Princess Sarah is a Steering Committee member of the Every Newborn Action Plan, Read More..
|Armando de Negri Filho (Brazil) is the Executive Director of the World Social Forum on Health and Social Security. A trained medical doctor, he is the Head of Research at the Hopital de Coracao in São Paulo.
He is a member of the Peoples’ Health Movement and former president of the International Society for Equity in Health (ISEqH).
|Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda of Zimbabwe is a human rights lawyer and the World YWCA General Secretary. She has 20 years of experience in women’s human rights and gender equality issues, including health. She served the United Nations in various capacities for over 10 years, such as with UNIFEM, UNICEF and as Commissioner for the UN Commission on Information and Accountability on Women’s and Children’s Health, and the UNFPA Global Advisory Panel. She is the Founder and Chairperson of Rozaria Memorial Trust.|
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