Gabrielle Fitzgerald

Gabrielle Fitzgerald is an executive in the philanthropic and global health fields, with over 20 years of experience leading organizations and partnering with leaders to make global change. Most recently, Gabrielle served as the Director of the Ebola Program at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, where she was responsible for overseeing and programming Paul Allen’s $100m commitment to Ebola. Previously, Ms. Fitzgerald served as the Director of Global Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing the policy and advocacy agenda for the foundation’s 14 global programs. In this role, she led efforts that raised $1.3 billion in funding from new philanthropists to tackle global health problems, and oversaw the Global Vaccine Summit, held in Abu Dhabi in 2013, which brought together global leaders and stakeholders who committed $4 billion to delivering a polio-free world by 2018. She was also the Gates Foundation’s initial relationship manager for the World Health Organization, building a strategic relationship between the two organizations leadership and providing oversight for the $1b in grants to WHO. During Ms. Fitzgerald’s tenure at the foundation, she spearheaded its efforts to put malaria on the global agenda—including starting the United Against Malaria campaign, which won PR Week’s Global Campaign of the Year in 2014. For her leadership, in April 2014 she was awarded the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Gold Medallion Award. Prior to joining the foundation, Ms. Fitzgerald spent five years at the U.S. Agency for International Development, leading the public affairs strategy for the world’s largest funder of HIV/AIDS programs. Previously, she served as the Communications Director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees. She started her career as a speechwriter for President Clinton at the White House. Ms. Fitzgerald holds a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts from American University in Washington, D.C.

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Global Health Diplomacy (Coursera)

The field of global health is often thought of purely in medical or public health terms, but there are important geopolitical and policy dimensions of global health that underlie programmatic responses to global health challenges. By completing this course, learners will be able to explain the specific institutions and [...]
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