Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH
President and CEO, The Global Health Council

Harnessing Expertise and Advocacy for Improving
Global Health Equity

Friday, March 30, 2007
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Steinberg Hall/Dietrich Hall
Rm 1206 (3620 Locust Walk)

Slides (81 MB)

co-sponsored by The Global Health Program Office

Dr. Nils Daulaire is president and CEO of the Global Health Council, the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to advancing policies and programs that improve health around the world. The Council, founded in 1972*, has built a global coalition in more than 100 countries that promotes improvement and equity in health for all the world's citizens.

Before assuming leadership of the Council, Dr. Daulaire served as Senior International Health Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he oversaw an integrated global strategy that encompassed programs totaling over $1 billion annually.

As the U.S. government's top international health expert, Dr. Daulaire developed close personal relationships with health and political leaders around the world. He was the lead U.S. negotiator on health at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, the Beijing World Conference on Women in 1995 and the Rome World Food Summit in 1996. He has represented the U.S. at five World Health Organization (WHO) annual assemblies.

A Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Daulaire received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1976 with residency training in family medicine at the University of Colorado. He received his Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 1978. He is board certified in preventive medicine and public health, and is a member of the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Daulaire's two decades of fieldwork in maternal and child health included five years' residence in Nepal, where he served as the senior advisor to the Ministry of Health. He has also served in Mali as a technical advisor on primary health, and has worked extensively in Haiti, Bangladesh, and other low-income countries. He has provided technical assistance to more than 20 countries in all the regions of the world, and speaks seven languages.

He is an expert in child health and survival, having directed multiple pioneering child health research projects, especially in the areas of community-based management of childhood pneumonia and Vitamin A supplementation.

Nils Daulaire has testified before Congress on numerous occasions and has appeared widely in the media as an expert on global health issues. Under his leadership, the Global Health Council has become one of the world's most respected organizations dedicated to bringing better health to all.

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