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The more you look into health and health inequalities, you realize that a lot of it is not due to a particular disease - it's really linked to underlying societal issues such as poverty, inequity, lack of access to safe drinking water and housing. And these are all the things we focus on at CARE.






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Helene D. Gayle
Helene D. Gayle
  • Born: August 16, 1955
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Activist

Helene D. Gayle, is an American doctor who is the CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s leading community foundations. The Trust works with donors, nonprofits, community leaders and residents to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that improve the quality of life for the residents of the Chicago region. She was president and CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative (now McKinsey.org) and the humanitarian organization CARE from 2006 to 2015. Gayle previously directed the HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focusing primarily on HIV/AIDS.

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