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Michelle Bachelet

Former President of the Republic of Chile; Incoming Board Chair, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

H.E. Dr Michelle Bachelet is a Chilean politician who served as the President of Chile from 2006-2010, and from 2014-2018. She holds a Medical Degree with a specialization in Surgery, Paediatrics and Public Health. During the 1980s and 90s, Ms. Bachelet held several health-related positions such as with the National AIDS Commission (Conasida), the Pan-American Health Organization, and the Ministry of Health, to improve primary care and service management. Dr. Bachelet became the Health Minister of Chile in 2000 and continued as the first female Defence Minister in Latin America in 2002. In 2006, Dr. Bachelet became the first female President of Chile, marking a new governmental era of social inclusion and gender equality. After her first term as President in 2010 she served as president of a joint initiative with the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization before moving on to join UN Women as its first Executive Director. She held this position until March 2013 when she returned to Chile to run for and take the post as President.