IBGC & Tisch College Present: Claire Qureshi

Monday November 13, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:40 PM


Claire Qureshi

Systems Change in Global Health


Claire Qureshi - Senior Advisor, Frontline Delivery, Office of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Health. Claire Qureshi co-leads efforts on community health and frontline delivery for the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria. Her team focuses in particular on supporting African countries to design and finance sustainable, high-impact health systems. In this capacity, she engages closely with ministries of health, official donors, private investors, NGOs, and multilateral partners. Claire is also a member of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Financing Alliance for Health, a multi-partner initiative to support African governments as they seek to scale and fund community health strategies. Further, Claire is working in partnership with organizations like the Arnhold Institute/Mt. Sinai to expand community health in the U.S., in part by drawing on global lessons. Claire also serves as a Board Member for Jacaranda Health, a U.S. nonprofit aiming to make pregnancy and childbirth safer by transforming maternity care in East Africa. She is also a Board Member of Hope Through Health, a U.S. nonprofit focused on community-health in neglected settings. Before she joined the Office of the UN Special Envoy, Claire was a consultant with Results for Development and for McKinsey & Company, where she primarily served hospitals, health systems, and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to her work in healthcare, Claire also served in the Office of the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Treasury Department, covering international affairs, terrorism and financial intelligence, and tax policy for Secretary Geithner. She was also a White House Intern. Claire received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her B.A. from Yale University. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and son.

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