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12 Feb | PH-U.S. Partnership: Strengthening the Philippines Health System

Monday, February 12, 2024

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST (Washington DC)

In-Person Event Only


Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
1600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20036

Join us for a discussion with USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Atul Gawande on the Philippine healthcare challenges and opportunities for U.S.-Philippines cooperation through various USAID programs and initiatives. Recently arrived from his January 29-February 1 visit in the Philippines, Dr. Gawande engaged with local partners, the Department of Health, academe, and health care professionals.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Atul Gawande

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


Dr. Atul Gawande is a renowned surgeon, writer, and public health leader. Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, he was a practicing general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

He was founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and of Lifebox, a nonprofit making surgery safer globally. He also co-founded CIC Health, a public benefit corporation supporting pandemic response operations nationally, and served as a member of the Biden transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.

From 2018-2020, Dr. Gawande was CEO of Haven, the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase healthcare venture. He was a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and has written four New York Times best-selling books: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal.

He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the winner of two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on healthcare, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Award for writing about science.

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