Carina VANCE (Board Member, 2019 – present)

Carina VANCE, Ecuador, is Executive Director of the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS). She was the former Minister of Public Health of Ecuador. The period of time in which Ms. Vance held the position of Minister of Public Health of Ecuador, having been appointed at only 34 years of age, was marked by the incorporation and promotion of Good Living (Sumak Kawsay), restructuring of processes and, in more practical terms, the opening of 52 health centers and 10 hospitals.

Ms. Vance was also previously Presidential Adviser on public health, education reform and social development, Adviser to the Minister of Education and Adviser to the Technical Manager at Yachay Public Company. She was also consultant of several national institutions.

She is a Member of the High-Level Commission on “Universal Health in the XXI Century: 40 years since Alma Ata” of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Member of the International Advisory Group on Primary Health Care for Universal Health Coverage at the World Health Organization (WHO) and Member of the Latin American and Caribbean delegation to the Board of Directors of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She is also an internationally recognized expert on LGBT rights.

Ms. Vance has a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from Williams College.


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