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The Honorable Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH

Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

From early 2010 to February 28, 2014 Dr. Nils Daulaire served as the Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and also as U.S. Representative on the World Health Organization’s Executive Board and on the Board of the Global Fund.

Prior to his service in the Obama administration, Dr. Daulaire served for more than a decade as President and CEO of the Global Health Council, a leading international NGO representing global health service providers and policy advocates. During the Clinton administration, he was Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy and Senior International Health Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Previously, Dr. Daulaire devoted nearly two decades to primary health care, public health management and field research in low-income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  He speaks seven languages. 

Dr. Daulaire is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and Council on Foreign Relations. On February 28, 2014 Dr. Daulaire was succeeded by Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, the current Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs.