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Okonjo-Iweala, Joe Biden, Bill and Melinda Gates named among global health care influencers

Former Minister of Finance and Cordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been listed among 34 world leaders who are have influenced global health care significantly.

Okonjo-Iweala is the board chairperson of GAVI.

According to Fortune Magazine, she and Seth Berkely (GAVI CEO) oversee a public health alliance that has boosted access to vaccines in 73 of the world’s poorest countries, tackling scourges like cholera and cervical cancer.

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The Fortune Magazine list also has the following:

  • Joe Bidden (Former vice president of US and Leader of the White House Cancer Moonshoot)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates/Sue Desmond-Hellmann (Cochairs/CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Atul Gawande (Surgeon, Writer)
  • Nora Volkow (Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • Jonathan Bush (CEO, Athenahealth)
  • Sean Duffy (CEO, Omada Health)
  • Arianna Huffington (CEO, Thrive Global)

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