Alliance Special Advocates and Champions

The Global Health Workforce Alliance is proud to be working with a group of "Champions" who are prominent people from the health and development community who agreed to contribute their knowledge, wisdom and leadership towards highlighting the essential role of health workers.

Group of Champions:

Dr Maria Isabel Rodriguez, Minister of Health, El Salvador

Dr María Isabel Rodríguez, Minister of Health of El Salavdor

Professor Sheila Tlou, Former Health Minister, Botswana

Professor Sheila Tlou

Lord Nigel Crisp, Former Chief Executive of the NHS, UK

Lord Nigel Crisp

Professor Keizo Takemi, Former State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan

Professor Keizo Takemi

Previous appointments as Special Advocate

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan

Previous appointments as Alliance Champion

Dr Marc Danzon, Former Regional Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe

Dr Marc Danzon

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