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The Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth

Pravind Jugnauth is a Mauritian politician who is the Prime Minister of Mauritius. He has been the leader of the Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) party since April 2003. He has held a number of ministerial portfolios and also been Leader of the Opposition. After primary schooling at Aryan Vedic, he studied at Royal College Curepipe. … Continued

Dr. Afzal Javed

Dr. Afzal Javed is a president, The World Psychiatric Association. He also holds the honorary position of Chairman Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore (Pakistan).He graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore, Pakistan and received higher specialised training in Psychiatry from Pakistan and UK (from Royal Edinburgh Hospital, University of Edinburgh, and Institute of … Continued

Peter Sands

Peter Sands has been the Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since March 2018.Since June 2015 Peter has been a Research Fellow at Harvard University, dividing his time between the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Global Health Institute. Peter was Group … Continued

H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi

H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi is the Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for coordinating amongst public and private entities to ensure that infrastructure and development projects are delivered in readiness for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. His appointment in March 2011 as Secretary General followed on … Continued

Morgan Freeman

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman is one of the most recognizable figures in American cinema. His works are among the most critically and commercially successful films of all time. Freeman ranks within the Top 10 worldwide top-grossing actors of all time. In 2005 Freeman won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in … Continued

HRH Princess Dina Mired

– Patron of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology – Immediate Past President of UICC – Member of WHO Expert Group for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer HRH Princess Dina Mired, is a mother of a cancer survivor and is a well-known and respected advocate for cancer control and non-communicable diseases. HRH Princess Dina is … Continued

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari was appointed as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean in 2018. A specialist in family and community medicine, Dr. Al Mandhari was Head of Quality Management and Development at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital from 2005 to 2006, followed by Deputy Director-General for Clinical Affairs until 2010. In 2013, he was appointed Director-General … Continued

Dr. Michael Ryan

Dr. Michael Ryan has been at the forefront of managing acute risks to global health for nearly 25 years. He served as Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response in WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Ryan first joined WHO in 1996, with the newly established unit to respond to emerging and … Continued

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017. He is the first WHO Director-General to have been elected from multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly, and is the first person from the WHO African Region to … Continued

Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet was elected President of Chile on two occasions (2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2018), the first female President. She also served as Health Minister (2000 to 2002) as well as Chile’s and Latin America’s first female Defense Minister (2002 to 2004). During her presidential tenures, she promoted the rights of all but … Continued

Muzoon Almellehan

Ms. Muzoon Almellehan has been campaigning for children’s education in emergencies since she was forced to flee Syria in 2013 with her family. Muzoon started her campaign in Jordan, where she was living as a refugee in camps for three years, including 18 months in Za’atari. As part of a UNICEF-supported back-to-school campaign, she first … Continued

HRH The Countess of Wessex

A full-time working member of the Royal Family, The Countess of Wessex splits her time between her work in support of The Queen and visits to a large number of her own charities and organisations. She has a wide range of interests which include supporting people with disabilities, the prevention of blindness in developing countries, … Continued

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria is an award-winning actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Desperate Housewives” alumna. She founded the Eva Longoria Foundation in 2012 to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. Eva has spoken about the Foundation’s work before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, International Labor Organization, … Continued

Dr. Tom Catena

Tom Catena, MD is a surgeon, veteran, catholic missionary, globally-recognized humanitarian and inaugural Chair of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. In his role as Aurora Chair, Dr. Catena engages with politicians, humanitarian organizations, practitioners, and everyday people around the world to spread the message of Gratitude in Action. Founder of the Mother Mercy Hospital in Sudan’s … Continued

Elizabeth Iro

Elizabeth Iro is the World Health Organization Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), commencing the role in January 2018. Elizabeth is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Iro is from the Cook Islands and prior to taking up her role she served as her country’s Secretary of Health between 2012 and 2017. In this role, she implemented legislative … Continued

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti is the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa and the first woman to occupy this position. She was recently confirmed by the WHO Executive Board after her resounding re-lection for the second term. Over the past five years, Dr. Moeti has led a Transformation Agenda that is widely acknowledged … Continued

Prof. Miranda Wolpert MBE

Professor Miranda Wolpert heads up the Mental Health Priority Area at the Wellcome Trust. This involves overseeing a ring-fenced fund of £200million to develop a new generation of treatments and approaches to help young people with anxiety and depression. The overall vision is a world where no one is held back by mental health problems. … Continued

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician and the first and current Surgeon General of California. She is known for linking adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress with harmful effects to health later on in life. She is an advisory council member for The Clinton Foundation’s Too Small to Fail campaign, and the Founder and former … Continued

Yasmin Mogahed

Yasmin Mogahed has authored two books, Love and Happiness and Reclaim Your Heart, which have received international acclaim. Yasmin is currently an instructor for AlMaghrib Institute, and Al-Buruj Press, is a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and an invited lecturer at Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and many other universities around the world. … Continued