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Atul Gawande

Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development

Atul Gawande is the assistant administrator for global health at the U.S. Agency for International Development. There he oversees the Bureau for Global Health, which is committed to advancing equitable delivery of public health approaches around the world, from preventing child and maternal deaths to controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, combating infectious diseases, and preparing for future outbreaks. Previously, Gawande was a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is founder and was chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and of Lifebox, a nonprofit making surgery safer globally. Earlier, he was also the CEO of Haven. Gawande was a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written four books: “Complications,” “Better,” “The Checklist Manifesto,” and “Being Mortal.”

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