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About Us

Health In Your Hands is a global partnership of organizations and key leaders building health ecosystems around the world from various disciplines of health, policy, finance and development. The Health In Your Hands platform is an initiative of the SDG3 Global Council as part of the "SDGs in Action" labs, catalyzed by the Office of the Prime Minister, United Arab Emirates.



Dr. Shariha Khalid

Co-Founder, Health In Your Hands; SDG3 Global Council Member

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Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Co-Founder, Health In Your Hands; SDG3 Global Council Member

SDG 3 Global Council

The Health In Your Hands initiative is endorsed by the SDG3 Global Council of the United Arab Emirates. Members of the council represent multi stakeholders from governments, United Nations agencies, civil societies, the private sector and academia. The 2nd term for the SDG3 Global Council (2021-2023) launched on 16 September 2021


Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate

Julio Frenk Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health


Co-Chair of the SDG3 Global Council


Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab

Deputy Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

Co-Chair of the SDG3 Global Council

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Isra Yousuf AlBastaki

Director of Corporate Performance Management Department in Dubai Health Authority – UAE

Vice Chair of the SDG3 Global Council

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Dr. Kazumi Inden

World Bank Health Specialist
World Bank Health

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Prof. Judy Kuriansky

Co-Founder, Health In Your Hands; SDG3 Global Council Member


Pradeep Kakkattil

Director, Office of Innovation



Dr. Annie Theriault

Chief investment Officer, and Managing Partner
Grand Challenges Canada, and Cross Border Ventures


Dr. Stefan Germann

Chief Executive Officer
Fondation Botnar


Dr. Githinji Gitahi

Group Chief Executive Officer

AMREF Health Africa


Dr. Lucy Fagan

Global Focal Point for SDG 3/WHA/FCTC-Health
United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth


Dr. Mariam Claeson

Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child & Adolescent Health Expert, Various Organisations & Affiliations


Saleem Sayani

Director, Digital Health Resources Centre, AKDN & Director Technology Innovation Support Center, AKU
Aga Khan Development Network & Aga Khan University


Dr. Tana Wuliji

Team Lead, WHO Academy
World Health Organisation


Dr. Roopa Dhatt

Executive Director
Women in Global Health


Maha Yousif AlObeidli

Youth Member of SDG3 Council, Head of Special Projects at Federal Youth Authority - UAE

1st Term - SDG 3 Global Council Members
(2018 - 2020)

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Hon. Chris Fearne

Deputy Prime Minister &

Minister for Health,

Republic of Malta

Chair of the SDG3 Global Council

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Mariam Dalmas

Consultant in Public Health Medicine 
Office of the Chief Medical Officer 
Department of Policy in Health
Ministry for Health

Secretariat of the SDG3 Global Council

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Radheya AlHashmi


Policy Impact Department

Strategy and Innovation Sector

UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs & The Future


Shariha Khalid Erichsen

Managing Partner,

Mission & Co


Amine Kebe

Portfolio Manager,

World Health Organisation

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Ilona Kickbusch

the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

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Rifat Atun


Global Health Systems,

Harvard University

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Thomas M.Carroll

Rhodes Scholar,

D.Phil, Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford

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Marcelo D’Agostino

Senior Advisor,

Information Systems, Knowledge Management, Big Data at PAHO/WHO

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Anna Korotkova

Deputy Director,
International Collaboration of Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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Judy Kuriansky

United Nations Representative,

International Association of Applied Psychology

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Martin McKee

European Public Health,
the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Bettina Menne

Health and Sustainable Development (SDG) ,
World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe

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Michael Moore

Emeritus President,
World Federation of
Public Health Associations


Christopher Murray

Head of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

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Laetitia Rispel

World Federation of Public Health

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Stefano Vella

National Centre for Global Health,

Istituto Superiore di Sanita’, Italy

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Yang Weizhong

Vice President,
Chinese Preventive Medicine Association,
Beijing, China

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