Former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, discussed the role of public service, sacrifice, and leadership in tough decision making.
A stimulating discussion with a Minister of Health from Spain (Bengoa), and an international public health expert from Switerland (Zeltner) on leadership at the top and the implications for being lonely in the position.
Women’s Health and Human Rights: Leadership and Advocacy [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89008026″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is a widely recognized architect of the international movement for women’s health and human rights. Adrienne Germain has led IWHC’s work on international health and population policy with the UN, governments and NGOs especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and has provided sustained support for the building of women’s health and rights organizations in several low-income countries. In June, 2012, … Continue reading “Adrienne Germain, President Emerita of the International Women’s Health Coalition”
Convergence of Leadership in Tanzania: Physician to Professor to Parliament [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89311446″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Professor David Homeli Mwakyusa has an established background in medicine, politics and academia. He completed fellowships in gastroenterology in Scotland and the United States, and served as the Director of Administration and Hospital Services at Muhimbili, the national hospital of Tanzania. He serves as Professor and was Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Dar es Salaam University Medical School. Professor … Continue reading “David Mwakyusa, Parliament Member and Former Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania”
Reflections on Leading India’s National Health Organizations K. Sujatha Rao served as Union Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the government of India until 2010, where she was involved in the first ever national program for non-communicable diseases; the process for a national policy for use of antibiotics; and introducing vaccines in public health. Previously she was Director General of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) from 2006-2009, where she was instrumental in establishing systems and building up … Continue reading “K. Sujatha Rao, former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India”
Paradigm of Leadership: A Women’s View Dr. Swati Piramal (MPH ’92) is the Director of Piramal Healthcare, a leading drug discovery company which aims to bring affordable medicines to reduce the burden of disease globally. Dr. Piramal leads a team of scientists in cancer, diabetes, inflammation and infectious disease research. As Director of the Piramal Foundation, which is engaged in inter-disciplinary and field based education, she helps promote health in rural India with HMRI—a mobile health service; women’s empowerment projects; … Continue reading “Swati Piramal, Director of Piramal Healthcare”
Leadership at the USDA, UNICEF, and Beyond [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89316251″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Ann Veneman is the former Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), where she directed a staff of more than 11,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2009, she was named to the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. From 2001 to 2005, Veneman was Secretary of the United States … Continue reading “Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director of UNICEF and former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)”