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Christopher Elias

President, Global Development Programs, Gates Foundation

Dr. Elias has been in this role since 2011. He is responsible for all activities outside of the U.S. that are not focused on new medicine development Dr. Elias oversees Global Development’s portfolio in Agriculture Development; Family Planning; Financial Services for the Poor; Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health; Polio; Vaccines Delivery; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; and Special Initiatives. Previously he served as President/CEO of PATH, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors. Elias currently serves on various advisory boards, including the Nike Foundation and the Duke Global Health Institute. Dr. Elias holds an MD from Creighton University, having completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and an MPH from the University of Washington. medicine) from Creighton/UCSF, MPH from University of Washington.