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Vanessa Kerry

Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health, WHO; CEO, Seed Global Health

Vanessa Kerry is the WHO Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health and co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, a non-profit organization focused on health systems strengthening and transformation through long-term investments and training of the health workforce. Seed has helped educate more than 47,000 doctors, nurses, and midwives in seven countries, contributing to improved health care for more than 76 million people. Kerry supported the UAE COP28 Presidency to shape the first COP Day of Health on December 3, 2023, and continues to lead efforts globally to build advocacy around the impact of climate change on health and ensure equitable and just climate action. Kerry directs the Program in Global Public Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health and the Global Public Policy and Social Change Program at Harvard Medical School.

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